I run because

  • it is healthy
  • the rush and the high of crossing the finish line is a victory for the greater good
  • it is good for the mind and soul
  • I love collecting dead rabbits
  • my wife runs
  • Steve Prefontaine was my hero
  • “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
  • I may not be the fastest but I want to have the most guts
  • my doctor asked me if I had a death wish when I went for a physical and my cholesterol was over 300, I was 30 pounds overweight and had a pack a day habit
  • it is the closest thing to be a free spirit
  • I love the camaraderie of being around other runners
  • it beats being a couch potato
  • I have nothing to lose and everything to gain
  • it makes everyone believe I am still in my 40s
  • I hated that my wife beat me by 4 minutes in my first race ever
  • it is an inspiration
  • I bleed Checkers AC green
  • its free
  • its in my personality
  • I love food and it keeps my weight down
  • it beats walking
  • no pain, no gain
  • I can
  • it is a great stress buster
  • I am trying to get away from all of the women chasing after me
  • I want to do what less than 1% of the population has done – run a marathon
  • nothing beats the feeling one gets when only you control your own destiny and, you do
  • I want to prove that not even a heart attack will stop me from breaking 21 minutes for a 5K
  • I look good in Checkers AC green
  • most importantly….

God gave me the ability to do so!

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