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Why Do You Run?

Why do you run?

This can be an interesting question to reflect on. Running has a fairly constant form and method; one foot in front of the other. Yet, I believe we all have our own unique reasons why we participate in this activity.

So this very simple question may not always have a simple answer.

After a bit of thought, I came up with a few reasons why I run.

  • to enjoy the outdoors and nature
  • the health benefit bang for the amount of time spent
  • to enjoy time with friends
  • to visit and experience new cities and locations
  • to share in experiences (races) with like minded people
  • to stretch and test my perceived physical and mental limits
  • the simplicity and convenience
  • low participation cost
  • it is a reminder of the wonderment and beauty of life and people
  • the endorphin buzz

Here is a cool video to help kick-off your weekend and start the thought juices so you can answer this questions for yourself.

Please add a comment and share the reason(s) why you run.

Have a great weekend, be active, and feel the buzz!

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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