It’s National Running Day, a day for runners everywhere to celebrate their passion for running.
Let’s take a peek at a few human motivators:
Chased by the Dog: We have a desire to stay healthy, blow off steam, avoid weight gain, heart disease, and middle-age spread. We run to escape unpleasant or painful things in life – the fear motivator.
The Brass Ring: We have PR’s to set, distance or weight goals to reach, competitors to beat, and status to earn. We run to reach a goal – the achievement motivator.
The Joy of Running: We have the times when we leave the watch at home, ignore the mile markers, and run to enjoy the scenery and collect our thoughts. We run for running’s sake – the zone motivator.
Why do I run?
- I run in order to challenge myself!
- I run for my health.
- I run because it’s fun!
- I run to lose weight.
- I run because it keeps me sane!
- I run for inspiration.
- I run for the solidarity!
- I run for my individuality.
- I run because I can!
Tonight will be an easy 2-3 miles in honor of National Running Day!
Why do you run? I’d love to know!