What Do You Run For?

7 miles of sunrise this morning followed up with some stretching and core work. I’m glad the sun came out to play today since yesterday it was so cloudy. It brought a whole new energy into this morning’s run.


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Last night I taught spin and we did a pretty wicked hill climb to this song. I went home and listened to it again…I’m kind of obsessive like that if I like a song. I play it over and over until I get sick of it.

Oh and by the way I’m totally getting excited for this half mary June 1st. 2 weeks away. Me and my girlfriend Malaika are going to have an awesome time.

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Plus I get to meet a few SoCal runners that I’ve been chatting with online for years. Malaika teaches turbo kickbox at 24. When she found out I was doing San Diego she signed up right on the spot. Love her spontaneity. I thought I’d be traveling alone but now I have a buddy to bring along with me. Fun fun.

Just in case you need a little motivation to run today…here ya go.

So tell me, runners…why do you run? What do you run for? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

22 thoughts on “What Do You Run For?

  1. 2 questions for you.

    1. How do you stay motivated to run and run 5+ miles daily
    2. Do you feel safe running alone in the morning, that is one of my biggest fears now that I am a mommie.

    1. Carry some jogger mase with you if you don’t feel safe. I have done that before. Also run in well lit areas. I like to run just after the sun comes up so I’m never just straight up running in the dark, you feel me? 😉 Hope you’re well, Lisa Lis!!

  2. I run for me. Sounds selfish, probably, but running has made me a much more patient, loving, and forgiving person. It has also brought me face-to-face with ‘struggle’ on a daily basis, and taught me how to breathe through it. I LOVE it because it’s hard. I LOVE it because it takes my breath away. I LOVE it!

  3. Hey, great post!! Glad you got a fabulous run in this morning!! I run because it energizes me and starts my day off wonderfully!! I feel happy the rest of the day!! XOXO!! Hope you’re having a great one!!

  4. What an awesome video! I always need running encouragement! I do it because I can and try to remind myself to feel grateful that I’m able to run 🙂

  5. That’s awesome that you’ll have a running buddy for the San Diego race! It’s a dream of mine to run the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Diego, actually. I’m hoping to make that happen sometime next year hopefully! I run because I ALWAYS feel better afterwards… can’t explain it. I just feel like I accomplished something worthwhile – even if I only ran 1-2 miles. Gotta love those endorphins! Lol.

  6. I began running for purely selfish reasons…time alone, a chance to feel capable, etc. Now I run because it’s LESS selfish! I run because I can, and because it’s a gift that so many people would love to have the opportunity to do! 😉

  7. I run because each mile I compete, I feel so proud of myself of what I can accomplish. My confidence has shot through the roof! Since I am training for my first half marathon, each long run is a new pr, a new record set for me! And I love it! Afterwards, I’ll concentrate on being my times!
    I love the song and downloading now!

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