is for life.
“Why do you run?” That’s a question people ask me, especially because I’m an older (65+) runner.
What they might really mean is, “Running looks like such hard work, and it really hurts. Why do you bother to put yourself through all that trouble and pain?”
My answer is always the same: I run to stay alive.
Of course I mean literally alive, heart beating, breathing, and all the rest of it. We all know that running well improves your quality of life—not just the physical side but also the inner, mental, emotional (what you will) side.
When I run, I feel really alive to my surroundings, whether I’m running in a park (in daylight) or on the streets (pre-dawn). All the sights, sounds, and smells—even the bad ones—become part of my experience for that day. When I put all of that together, it defines that particular run.
L can stand for a lot of other things: love, laughter, liveliness, loyalty. I encourage you to explore your own ideas.
What does running do for your life? I hope it does you a world of good!
Please feel free to send me any questions you might have. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Meanwhile, happy running!