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Aug 31, 2011

Why do you run?

5 miles on the schedule today.  I moved my 8 miler to today to get it over with so 8 miles is complete.


For those new followers, welcome to my blog.  I hope that you enjoy reading it and learn sometime from it.


So the question of the day is the topic for today's blog post.

Why do you run?  Here are just a few of the reasons I run:

- To lose weight
- To maintain weight
- To eat what I want(love Snickers and should eat more of them)
- To relieve daily stress
- To get healthy
- To maintain my healthiness
- To have alone time(at least at 5am when I run during the week)
even when it's dark
- To think about life
- To think about nothing
- To get faster
- To run longer
- To keep me sane
- To keep my family insane(from talking about it all the time Haha)
- To see the clear sky at 5am in the morning(like yesterday's run)
- To feel the trail on my feet
A great trail in the U.P.
- To run by the beautiful groomed golf course and calm lake up in Northern Michigan
Otsego Lake

Michaywe Golf Course
- To see the wild animals that I encounter such as the family of deer with their two babies.
- To get the feeling of accomplishment when I complete another race
Bayshore marathon
- To run through the cold and snow when nobody will do it.
Another winter run
- To run in the warm summer rain.
- To experience fall colors the only way a runner can see them.
Fall in Gaylord MI
- To run with family and friends
Detroit Marathon Relay
- To run for adventure
The dash
- To run for the bling
The bling display

- But mostly I run because it's what I enjoy.

So why do you run?

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!!


  1. Great post!!! Like the before and after pic. Impressive!

    I started running because I quit smoking and didn't know what to do with myself! Then I did it to lose weight. Now to maintain, but mostly because I love it!!

    Nice Bling collection! Keep up the good work!

    Keep on running!

  2. Been some time since I've been here so let me say the blog looks great.

    Secondly, can I just say Ditto to your reasons? Awesome job.

  3. I run for many reasons and also all that you mentioned. It also completes who I am. It is my way of living.

  4. I'm just not smart enough to stop!