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Why do I run?...Why do you run? What is it about this sport that draws us to it? I would love to hear, feel free to comment!

  • 4.0mi
  • 32:07
    Moving Time
  • 7:54/mi
    Avg Pace
  • 616


  1. Andrea L.
    Andrea L

    I started as a means to escape my problems.

  2. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Thanks for sharing Andrea L. I use it for that from time to time.

  3. Dutch ..
    Dutch .

    Adam Gardner I love to challenge myself, to see if I can keep going even when little me on my shoulders says it's ok to stop. I hope that some day my kids will appreciate and be inspired with the things I've accomplished in this sport

  4. Dutch ..
    Dutch .

    Plus i feel badass sometimes haha

  5. Matthew  D.
    Matthew Dunlap

    Because I love me some ice cream

  6. Anna Z.
    Anna Z.

    It started as a way to get in shape in order to keep up with my young sons. Now, running is a time for just me, to compete with myself and to challenge what I think my body can do. It helps me be strong physically and emotionally. And my boys are watching and learning.

  7. Ryan M.
    Ryan Maher

    I run for my wife and because running is the first thing in my life that has helped me understand why planning and goal setting is so important in becoming a better you!!

  8. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    I'm loving the responses. Cheers to everyone for taking the time to share their thoughts.

  9. Anna Z.
    Anna Z.

    Why do you run, Adam Gardner?

  10. Rob W.
    Rob Walker

    The Falcons lost - I needed to blow off some steam so I ran around the neighborhood. They keep finding big ways to lose so I have to run more now.

  11. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    I run because I love adventure. Pushing ourselves to the brink and then coming back for more time and time again..I also have a deep connection with all things in the natural world and it tends to put me right in the thick of it.. it also has the tendency to strip us down to our raw selves..I truly love it!!

  12. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Lol Rob Walker. Doh..it was so close..ya da man!!

  13. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Oh shit I forgot to add. There is no better beer than one post run.

  14. Andrej R.
    Andrej R.

    What's sport? Running makes me happy.

  15. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Call it whatever??? It's one of the only things that makes me happy.

  16. Megan P.
    Megan Pohlman

    For me, running is a form of moving meditation – it’s my time during each day to really get away from it all and be with my thoughts. There’s nothing I love more than running a trail by headlamp pre-dusk and watching the sunset. Or even pre-dawn and watching the sunrise. Running is the one activity that’s physically exhausting but mentally and emotionally recharging. Every run presents a new challenge, a new opportunity to push myself, and a new time to reflect on everything else going on.

    In my life, there’s nothing else quite like it. Simply put, it’s my sanity.

  17. Ryan M.
    Ryan Maher

    Adam Gardner my thoughts on yoyr trail name is " Mr. Feels". Thoughts?

  18. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Really well said Megan Pohlman. Some of things you listed are definitely on my list. Don't forget all the great people you meet along the way.

  19. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Ryan Maher it's got a nice ring to it👌

  20. Jaime M.
    Jaime M.

    I run because I'm competitive with myself. My competitive drive makes me long to be a better mom, wife, friend, teacher, counselor... I find that in running... it's time to think, to reflect, to have conversations with myself. Running allows me to prove to myself that our bodies are amazing... and that we are capable of so much more than we think we are. I set goals- now with my hubby 😉 and it's been great accomplishing unimaginable things with him. The people... you are the sum of 5 people you hang around the most. I like my odds with my running family 😘

  21. Jaime M.
    Jaime M.

    Sorry I wrote a book lol

  22. Adam G.
    Adam Gardner

    Jaime Maher I loved reading that! Powerful! Thanks.

  23. Megan P.
    Megan Pohlman

    Meeting the people is just an added bonus 🙂Adam Gardner

  24. Andrea L.
    Andrea L

    Megan Pohlman well said!!

  25. Megan P.
    Megan Pohlman

    Thanks Andrea L 🙂

  26. Tish H.
    Tish H.

    I run because I hate running.