Why Do I Run?

Today is National Running Day!

Exactly one month ago today, I completed my first half marathon. This was a life long goal that came true! When I first started running, my initial reasons for doing so were mainly to lose weight, relieve stress, and train for my first 5k.

Since then, my reasons for running have evolved.

Now, I run because I know that every step that I take makes me stronger. Not only am I becoming physically stronger, but running has made me feel more confident. I had to push myself beyond my comfort zone to complete my half marathon, and now I’m feeling more confident than ever. If I can complete a half marathon, what else can I do? I want to run more races and see what my body is capable of. I want to push myself to become the strongest me possible.


Why do you run?