Today’s prompt for the WEGO 30 day 30 posts challenge is:
Stream of Consciousness Day. Start with the sentence “_______”just write, don’t stop, don’t edit. Post!
My sentence is Why do I Run. Remember this a raw post that is unedited so forgive any grammatical errors because I plan to write exactly what I am thinking and then pressing the post button without re-reading or editing. So here goes nothing!
Why Do I Run?
I get asked this question all the time. Why do run you are always getting hurt? Why do you run it is too hard on your body? Why do you run you are going to hurt your joints? Why do you run……and the list goes on and on and on. I run because I love to run…period. I love the way it makes me feel both physically and mentally. As many times as I have had to stop running because of injuries that is as many times as I have gone back to it after I have recovered. I love running and couldn’t imagine my life without it.
I started running at 19 when my co-worker Crystal talked me into running a 5K with her, being a severe asthmatic I had my doubts I could run a block let alone a 5K but in the end I developed a friendship that I still have over 15 years later and a love for running. Running actually helped my lungs to work more efficiently and decreased my asthmatic symptoms which even surprised my doctor so I know running is good for you!!!
I have been running ever since and I will tackle my greatest running adventure this year when I tackle my first marathon. It will not be easy but I plan to train properly and stay uninjured throughout. After this marathon I may never run another and that would be okay but I will continue to run as long as I possibly can which will hopefully be for the rest of my life.
So as much as I get tired of being asked why do I run, the answer always remains the same……because I love to run…period. Whether or not people think it is healthy or not, I know that running keeps me healthy and I plan to continue to run forever………..