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AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 11-Mar-14 22:14:04

That's it really. I've been challenged to sum it up in one sentence and I'm interested to know why you run. grin

Sirzy Tue 11-Mar-14 22:25:26

I love the freedom and the stress relief it provides.

I saw a quote that said "I run because its cheaper than therapy" and that sums it up quite well (other than the cheaper bit running clothes are too tempting!)

TheRaniOfYawn Tue 11-Mar-14 22:29:18

It keeps me sane. Mostly.

TravelinColour Tue 11-Mar-14 22:31:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Suzannewithaplan Tue 11-Mar-14 22:37:56

I've heard it's good for your knee's
(I dont run muchblush, just a big of treadmill jogging/intervals)

PepeLePew Tue 11-Mar-14 22:40:28

I feel better afterwards.

That's it. I never look forward to it, I don't particularly enjoy it while I am doing it, but I feel awesome and invincible afterwards. And not just straight after - for the rest of the day and in general. I'm so much fitter and stronger because of running.

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 12-Mar-14 07:24:54

Thanks all.

Pepe I can completely relate to that. grin

CMOTDibbler Wed 12-Mar-14 07:26:47

because I love the wind in my hair, the sun on my face, and the pride in what my (aged, broken) body can do

FuckyNell Wed 12-Mar-14 07:32:10

The zombies are coming!

busybeev Wed 12-Mar-14 07:33:31

pepe that is exactly what I wanted to say!
I only took up running a year ago when I started the C25K. I always said I wasn't built to be a runner but here I am really doing it! I'm no marathon runner but can quite happily do 6 miles.
The way I feel after and like you say for the rest of the day is amazing.

zaphod Wed 12-Mar-14 07:33:34's the only time it feels like I'm not running.

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 12-Mar-14 07:36:28

It's free, can be done any time, and I have a huge appetite that needs a counterbalance.

EauRouge Wed 12-Mar-14 08:38:11

I run because then my children can't catch me.

MaddAddam Wed 12-Mar-14 08:40:51

It's about the easiest, cheapest form of exercise to fit into a busy life. Before children I used to play tennis and squash, go windsurfing and sailing and mountain climbing, areobics classes etc. They all took time and organsation, or a friend.
With running you don't need a friend or a sports club or lots of time.

also it makes me feel super-smug when I've been on a run even though I'm not very good. It's a great mood enhancer.

cinnamongreyhound Wed 12-Mar-14 20:25:04

Because I love it and it makes me a better person.

Bapple Wed 12-Mar-14 22:52:04

because it is cheaper than anti-depressants and the side effects are much more bearable.

trainersandaches Wed 12-Mar-14 22:54:54

...I love my body working in the way it is meant to work rather than me sitting on the sofa watching telly!

Fozzleyplum Wed 12-Mar-14 22:55:28

All of the above! Oh, and it keeps my asthma at bay.

sanityawol Wed 12-Mar-14 22:56:17

Something's chasing me... grin

In all seriousness, I need to start to do some exercise, and now that DH has switched to day shift after over 2 years of permanent nights I finally can.

Smilesandpiles Thu 13-Mar-14 14:15:24

It's the only time I don't think about anything at all. Nothing. Just listening to the rhythm of my feet pounding the treadmill.

I ran 4K for the first time today. It felt good, really good.

I'm aiming for 5k next week.

JoJoMojito Thu 13-Mar-14 16:14:20

I run because it keeps me sane & thin. In that order.

cathpip Thu 13-Mar-14 16:20:37

I run because I like eating too much cake smile

cathpip Thu 13-Mar-14 16:21:28

Oh and because it's me time and the dogs get their exercise!!

MissMilbanke Thu 13-Mar-14 16:24:54

Because I can.

Em3978 Thu 13-Mar-14 16:26:00

...because I like food! stops me killing people! lifts my depression grin

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