New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.21 & 07.22.18

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Why I Run?

Why Do YOU Run?

Whether you run 5ks for fun or are a marathoner out to set a new PR, everyone has a different answer to the question – why do you run?

There are as many reasons to run as there are runners in the world.

Running means something different to each and every person. Today, I wanted to share with you, a few of the reasons why I run:  

1.     I Run for Strength – Running gives me strength in my legs, my core and my mind. I feel strong and powerful when I am out there pounding the pavement. Running gives me extra energy - I always notice a little extra pep in my step on days I run compared to off days.

2.     I Run for Health – Running keeps me healthy and motivates me to make healthier decisions throughout each day. I also love to eat and running allows me to enjoy my favorite treats {in moderation!}

     I Run for Race Medals – I love me some race bling. I currently have a pretty sweet collection of race medals and I love adding to that collection. For me, running a race with a medal at the end motivates me. Some people like beer at the finish line, but for me, I enjoy a shiny race medal!

      I Run for Mental Clarity – Running is time for me to be alone with my thoughts.  It’s the time that I use to work through any problems I need to solve, blow off steam or organize my day. It’s nice to just unplug from technology {ok, maybe not all technology, a girl needs her Garmin!} and let my mind wander.

      I Run for Adventure – Running gives me freedom to explore. I love trying out new trails, signing up for races in new cities and just heading out there not knowing or caring where my feet will take me. 

I run to be a part of this amazing running community. I run for the runner’s high. And most importantly, I run because I can. 

So now it’s your turn – Why Do YOU Run?


Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too.