Why Do You Love to Run?

Why do we love to run? Running dates back to the days of the ape man when we needed to run to survive. Scientific evidence supports the theory that running actually helped transform our species from apes to homosapiens as we are known today.

Thank goodness we no longer need to run to survive. We do it because we LOVE it! But why? Why do we become so addicted to the motion of quickly putting one foot in front of the other and repeating the movement over and over sometimes for hours at a time? Help us to understand this phenomena.

Love to run

The following picture is one of the main reasons I love to run...for the friendships and camaradarie often experienced during runs and races.  An older friend who has earned numerous records for her age group was struggling to finish a race that was important to her. It was a hot day and another friend and I ran with her and helped her finish. It was an incredible and beautiful memory that I will always treasure. 

Why do you love to run?

Tell us your story. Why did you decide to start running? What made you decide to get off the couch and start pounding the pavement? And what makes you continue to do so regularly? Why do you feel so bad when you miss a few runs?


Why do you love to run?

I love to run. It just feels good and I love being outdoors even when the weather is not great.

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