Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I Run Because (TotR)



I RUN BECAUSE ...
  • I occasionally get a cheap, shiny prize
  • I enjoy hoarding Biofreeze sample packets
  • I can never have enough safety pins
  • I sometimes am rewarded with a cookie
  • I enjoy unflattering drooling race photos
  • It's fun collecting useless cotton T-shirts that don't fit
  • I can use the Road ID leaflets to wallpaper a room 
  • I'm determined to invent a way to re-purpose string bags
  
I RUN BECAUSE ...
  • I'm addicted to the sweat
  • I like pushing myself
  • It makes me feel strong 
  • I like to set goals and meet or surpass them 
  • I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment
  • I connect with other strong women
  • It helps me cope
  • It allows me to obsess over...something

I RUN FOR ...
  • the little girl with gangly, long, bowed legs and large knees
  • the little girl that was not encouraged to be active, or to really be anything
  • the little girl that was excused from PE class all of her life

I AM ...  the woman that runs simply because I can


WHY DO YOU RUN?


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Ericka @ MCM Mama Runs
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36 comments:

  1. I love the way you sum it all up! Yes, I hear you on the T-shirts and the bling! Happy running!

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    1. Well, I did have a quilt made out of 64 T-shirts. That got rid of some of them. Ha.

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  2. What a great way to do the post. Oh, and I never got a cookie at the end of a race. I'm still waiting on that..lol

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    1. That's the best part! I can't believe you've never gotten a cookie.

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  3. I love the way you structured this, from the silly, to the serious, to the significant. I think I can relate to almost every one of these :)

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    1. Thanks. I like to keep it light most of the time, but thought I'd get serious for just a moment.

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  4. I love your list! It was silly and fun, but also very relatable. I run for all these reasons too (mostly for the post-race beer though)

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  5. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL at the first 8 points!!!!!!! All SO TRUE for me too. I was also the girl who had terrible fitness in grade school. It was embarrassing to be picked last for a team in gym class. I still run for that girl, too.

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    1. I wasn't even in gym class to be picked! So, I always run for that girl.

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  6. Awwww! Love this! Definitely hit me up when you discover a use for the string bags and I'll reward you with a large Biofreeze stash!

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    1. It's a deal. I've never used Biofreeze. I'm just collecting it. HA.

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  7. great reasons - I can identify with them all.

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    1. You were a late starter like me. Sometimes I wish I had found running earlier in my life.

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  8. Love this!!!! So many great reasons to lace up those shoes.

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    1. Thank you. I should have also added I run to buy the shoes.

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  9. Love the list. I don't hoard Biofreeze but I signed up for REI's membership because of all the fuel they have near the checkout line. Chews, jelly beans, Clif bars, all of it. It's my new candy stash.

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    1. I love Clif Bars. I've never used Biofreeze but I have enough for everyone!

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  10. I run to stay sane and to be able to eat what I want! I love food. :)

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    1. Yes, sanity and food. I have to eat every 2 to 3 hours...it's a shame (NOT).

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  11. I love this! I have so many safety pins!! And I love the feeling strong and capable!!

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    1. I used to say once my glass jar was full of safety pins, I'd quit. Yeah, right.

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  12. Oh, my gosh. Please. PLEASE - tell me what to do with all those bags! You could make a million!

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  13. Love this! The "obsess over something" is actually so true for me. It's fun to have something to obsess over! The first list cracked me up!!!

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    1. Obsession is a family trait. LOL. It's best to use it for running than anything else.

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  14. I really love this!!!!!
    I am also glad to know I am not the only one that keeps the pins, because who can't have enough of them, LOL LOL
    I run for many reasons most of them far more humble, but I am going to go on a selfish tout for a min, I run because I love the sense of accomplishment, and I don't mind others noticing, LOL LOL

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    1. I absolutely get that. That's what the cheap shiny prizes are for. LOL.

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  15. Love this! What can we do with the super large collection of safety pins? I do love to run because why? My hubby can't or should I say won't! I like the bragging rights :)

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    1. I'm thinking about the safety pins...there's got to be something unique there. They are quite pretty and sparkly in my glass dish.

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  16. This is so fun! I run for many of the reasons you do, except I plan to wallpaper a room with chiropractor leaflets!

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    1. Absolutely! And, I completely forgot about the physical therapy flyers. I could do that too.

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