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Jimmy_D_Jarhead We're Not Worthy 4,477 posts since
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Sep 5, 2008 8:12 AM

Why Run?

 

I know many on this forum have answered this before.  Most of us in many different ways.  I just find that if I can go out and enjoy a run under someone else's reasons then I am motivated for at least that run for that person.  I run for many reasons and here are a few of them:

 

 

1.  I run because I am an animal and it is wired in me to do so.

 

 

2.  I run because it is the best way to enjoy the earth that God created for us to enjoy!

 

 

3.  I run because that is when my intellect is at its highest.  I think more freely and much more wisely when running!

 

 

 

 

 

More to follow later and I hope others can find some enjoyment in my answers.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy

 

 






This place is like home!!!!

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    1. Sep 5, 2008 8:25 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because of how I feel when I'm not running. And so I can eat a lot. And meet up with my friends in strange cities across the U.S. And because I refuse to get old and decrepit. (Like Lee says.)

     

     

     

     

     

    I had a great run this morning! I'm so happy!

  • Irish Runner77 Legend 780 posts since
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    2. Sep 5, 2008 8:23 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    1. I run because it is the way I have reclaimed myself and my life after 'letting myself go.' and falling way out of shape.

     

     

    2. I run because I can.

     

     

    3. I run for beer.

     

     

    4. Well, why not?

     

     

    5. I run because people think I'm crazy. They may be right.

     

     





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  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
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    3. Sep 5, 2008 8:25 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    Ditto what Nita said. Because I can't stand the person I am when I don't run.

     

    Also because I still have two legs that work (so far), and I want to see what else I can do with them that doesn't include breaking them.

     

    Because with three classes with 20+ students in them and a fourth class with 15, and a mom and dad in the house after 13 years living mostly by myself, sometimes running is the only alone time I get!

     

    Because my butt will not get any smaller left to its own devices.

     

    Because my mom at 61 has better legs than I do at 35, and that's just not acceptable.

     

    Because everything makes sense when I'm running. Or at least less nonsense.

     

    Because I didn't die from cancer 10 years ago.

     

    Because I don't intend to die of cancer, ever.

     

    Because my older sister bullied me into it that same 10 years ago.

     

    Because the most beautiful two-word phrase in the world is "ON-IN!" Except maybe "BEER NEAR!"





    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
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    4. Sep 5, 2008 8:25 AM (in response to Irish Runner77)
    Re: Why Run?
    IrishRunner77 wrote:

     

     

    1. I run because it is the way I have reclaimed myself and my life after 'letting myself go.' and falling way out of shape.

     

     

    2. I run because I can.

     

     

    3. I run for beer.

     

     

    4. Well, why not?

     

     

    5. I run because people think I'm crazy. They may be right.

     

     

     

     

    You run because Camrys suck.





    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
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    5. Sep 5, 2008 8:27 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I also run because you guys are honestly, truly, genuinely as excited and proud of me when I ran two miles on Wednesday as you were when I ran 20 miles this time last year. And that humbles me.

     

    And that, my friends, is an honest-to-god fact.





    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
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    7. Sep 5, 2008 8:28 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?
    Jimmy D Jarhead wrote:

     

    I run because it is 10:30 here and that is when I planned on running my 9+ miles today.

     

     

     

     

     

    Jimmy

     

     

     

    Bye!! Have a good niner!

     

    (you also run because there are guys chasing you home!)





    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    8. Sep 5, 2008 8:30 AM (in response to thefirecat)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    thefirecat wrote:

    I also run because you guys are honestly, truly, genuinely as excited and proud of me when I ran two miles on Wednesday as you were when I ran 20 miles this time last year. And that humbles me.

     

    And that, my friends, is an honest-to-god fact.

     

     

     

    Well, honestly, with what you've been through with your legs the last six months, the two miles was probably at least as much to be proud of as the 20 last year!  We ARE proud of you!

     

     

  • scottiesamples Amateur 36 posts since
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    9. Sep 5, 2008 8:34 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I run because 8 years ago, at the ripe old age of 34, I had Double ByPass Heart surgery.

     

     

    I run because I lost my father at the ripe old age of 47 of a heart attack.

     

     

    I run because I have a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old and i want them to have a father much longer than I had.

     

     

     

     

     

  • cplmtz0121 We're Not Worthy 2,455 posts since
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    11. Sep 5, 2008 9:19 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I run because people have said I wouldn't be able to finish a marathon

     

     

    I run because I love to see what I'm capable of

     

     

    I run because it relaxes me

     

     

    it pumps me up

     

     

    allows me to eat almost whatever I want

     

     

    I'm a glutton for punishment

     

     

    Because one day I said I'd be the one different from everybody else in my family and I am

     

     

    Because time seems to slow down when I'm running

     

     

    Because when I'm in the middle of a 4+ mile run is when I can listen to myself the best and pray the best

     

     

    More to come...

     

     





    Hard-charging motivating Devil Dog

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    12. Sep 5, 2008 9:23 AM (in response to cplmtz0121)
    Re: Why Run?

    Everything Jesus said.  Everything.  Well, except I don't pray much

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    13. Sep 5, 2008 9:23 AM (in response to scottiesamples)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    scottiesamples wrote:

    I run because 8 years ago, at the ripe old age of 34, I had Double ByPass Heart surgery.

     

    I run because I lost my father at the ripe old age of 47 of a heart attack.

     

     

    I run because I have a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old and i want them to have a father much longer than I had.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wow.  That's a Re: Why Run? good reason.  Good for you.  Here's to your health!

     

     

  • Lafomar Amateur 85 posts since
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    14. Sep 5, 2008 9:56 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because that is when I am just myself- not a Mom, wife, housekeeper, employee, etc... JUST MYSELF and my own thoughts!





    Mary

    Mardi Gras Marathon 2009- 2:15:23

    Next Race Up----To Be Determined.....lol

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