I have been asked, not so directly, why do you run? People don’t get it. They look at me, amazed, or maybe perplexed. As if running were unnatural. I suppose, it is NOT normal – not at all. Why the hell would you want to do that?
That brings me back to the question at hand. REALLY – why do you run… for that long? After an epic run you walk around like you want to lose your legs. The pain is gargantuan. A day goes by and the pain and suffering slowly turns to STRENGTH.
You start to walk a little stronger. Your run is stronger. Your spirit is stronger. A day may beat you down, but the run makes you resilient, more persistent.
Running invigorates me; it gives me passion and meaning. I run to feel alive, to prove to myself that I am living life. Running gives me time with me. It provides me a sense of self.