Over the years I’ve been asked this question many times. My response varies depending on who’s asking, often the person asking is holding a beer or some sort of vice! I say to them because that is my vice just like yours. You go out to drink? I go out to run! simple as that. Some people get offended, but hey! I respond as I see it. Most people ask me out of hate/annoyance or simply because they don’t know the feeling of running to exhaustion. Knowing the joy it brings to know you just did that! yes, you ran your butt-off and survived. Knowing that tomorrow you will live to tell your story about your 5k, 10k, 15k…100mile run is as exciting as the vice that brings you the most joy in your life.
So, next time you ask me why do you run? ask yourself what vice or what addiction you have that gives you the most joy, that is the answer to your question.
I thank GOD for giving me the privilege of being able to run daily, I get to run 2x a day if my body is not telling me not to.
Thank you for reading and keep on running.