It’s a simple enough question, but like so many easy questions it can be deceptively hard to answer.
At the end of the day the simple answer is:
I Run / Workout Because
.1. It’s simple
There are no complicated pieces of equipment to think about besides donning up some laces, and maybe a water bottle.
You can run where ever in the world you happen to be, you just have to head out the door.
.2. Because I can
Sure a time will come when I’m no longer about to run. Yet despite that there will be something else that I will able to do instead. So until that happens I’ll still be clocking up the k’s.
.3. I get to be outside
I’m lucky that I live in the country and have access to some fantastic national parks. I get to see nature, but most of all I get to be apart of it, even just for a moment.
.4. Running makes me feel healthy
Ever time I workout, I improve my health. It’s that simple.
.5. Being fit and healthy sets a positive example for me kids
If I want my kids to be fit and healthy, then it’s stands to say that I should lead by example, as I am one of their great influences in their lives.
.6. It allows me to escape
It allows me to escape my thoughts, or escape people. When I return 99% of the time I’m in a better mood than when I left.
.7. Because I love to eat
And boy can I eat!
.8. I can solve problems out on a long run
For some reason problems have a way of working out into a solution when I’m out running.
.9. It clears my mind
I can tune out. Yet some of my best idea’s have also occurred while out on the track.
.10. I’ve achieved some amazing goals because of it
Without any of my workouts, I would have never achieved the likes of 3 Tough Mudders or countless half marathons.
When I put my mind to something, and I really want it, I make it happen.
What are your reasons on why you workout or run?