I thought about the thousand different reasons people run, everything from getting in shape to losing weight to accomplishing personal goals. But when it comes to why I run, why I've always run, what it really all boils down to I came up with three reasons:
1. I like it
2. It's fun
3. (at the present moment) I can
Of course I can go into much more detail than that, breaking each item down into sub-parts but I might lose you so I won't. My husband says I like the idea of fleeing and he makes his index and middle fingers run down the arm of the couch when we discuss it, and in a way he's right and uses an interesting choice of words. Fleeing without running away. Yes.
I'm planning on running more in 2013, big foot in big mouth, thanks in part to two very strong supporters: husband, Clair, both of whom apparently believe more in my abilities than I do in myself. Funny what some people see in you that you don't see in yourself. I plan to remedy that, maybe fake it a little till I make it, or just give up on perfection, get over it, get over myself, get on with life.