Why I Run

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One of the most inspiring posts I’ve read in a long time. (And I don’t even run!)

A Holistic Journey

You might run for the thrill. You sail into the zone, keep on like you’re under a spell. I wish it came so naturally to me, wish these limbs would move with knowing.

I run because I was terrible at it. And I’m less terrible the more I do it. I run to silence the aspiration for what’s easy. To teach my body to endure, hold on just a little longer. I run to meet my weaker self head on. Conquer her on strong legs Treadmill2so I limp less under my load. I sprint for the fullness of being alive. I often forget how to live. I remember the power of simplicity. I jog to find my pace and cadence. I run to take ownership of myself and to stretch my reserve. I run to claim all my days.

I run because good enough isn’t good enough.

See me wrestle?

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2 thoughts on “Why I Run

  1. I meant every word of it. Even saved your post on my desktop, to give myself a good kick in the pants now and then. You’re absolutely right: Good enough is not good enough! 🙂

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