It’s hard for some people to wrap their heads around, but I just like running. I’m not running away from anything. I’m not running towards anything. I JUST LIKE RUNNING! Period. End of Story. There is no great mystical problem that I am trying to solve. Based on the numbers I’m not alone.
According to Running USA’s Annual Marathon Report, there were 541,000 people who completed a marathon in 2014 with 47% of them being Master Runners. Did you know just by getting old that I get to call myself a Master Runner. Perk of being over 40 because you might be a Master Runner now too (Yes, you!).
Anyway, I digress. So there are A LOT of people running. The Half Marathon saw more than 2 million people finish in 2014 too.
That’s a lot of people running away from their problems.
Again, maybe this is something that only another runner can understand. Although, I’m not sure why because everyone has something they like to do. For some of us that just means lacing up our shoes and putting in some miles. It is something we look forward to for a whole host of reasons.
Yes, I do enjoy the peace that running brings me. I also enjoy running with friends. I also enjoy the feeling that running brings. I enjoy the fact that I eat what I want because of the miles I run. I enjoy many things that running brings me.
Anyway, what I am trying to say is that some people really just enjoy running.
It’s actually something that is missed when not done on a regular basis.
Again, maybe this is something that only another runner can understand.
I feel if Dr. Seuss was a runner, he would have said it something like this…
You have running shoe’s in your closet.
You put your feet in your shoes.
You can go out for any miles that you choose.