On Motivation: 11 Simple Reasons to be a Runner for Life

A simple question can sometimes be answered in countless ways. While the reasons for why we run may be different, our passion for the sport unites us runners.

Running Motivation Why do you run?

Using Twitter and the Strength Running Facebook page, I asked “Why do you run?” Here’s why…

“I run because it gives me a high like no other drug.” – Andrew

“I run to keep pace with my past and one step ahead of my future.” – Jonathan

“I run because I’ve seen what not running can do to you and it scares the hell out of me!” – The Naked Runners

“I run for good health, weight management, and the energy it takes to keep up with my kids. A small part of me enjoys the competition too.” – Dawn

“I run for my health…to overcome the odds and to be the best that I know that I can be!” – Tammy

“I run because it makes me feel like I’m 13 again: the girl who wanted to be Indiana Jones, explore the world and have adventures!” – Lisa

“I love to run, it makes me smile, I think I’ll run another mile!” – Cyndi

“I run because it’s the best ‘me’ time ever and the sense of accomplishment no matter how short or long I’m running.” – Karen

“I run because I love the competition and I want to be the best and fastest I can.” – Sam

“I run for physical and mental strength and well-being.” – Debbi

“I run to live on the edge. If you ain’t living on the edge you’re taking up too much space. Running will push you to new limits, do it!” – Eric

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