"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy National Running Day!

Wow, this is not exactly a holiday I ever pictured myself being excited for!

Running has changed my life on so many levels and I feel like we should all take a moment to think about how awesome it is.

I run for the endorphines, for the stress relief, for the break from day to day life, for empowerment, self confidence, weight loss and so people will see and notice my awesome quads when I wear dresses. I also want to set an example for my children and show them that being active is the only way to be.

Why do you run?

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." - Oprah Winfrey


  1. I run for my sanity....and so I can eat Mexican food and drink margaritas!

  2. I run for all the reasons you posted and more! I go out for that feeling of accomplishment AFTER my run is over! That feeling is where the addiction lies for me. :)

  3. YES! Well put. I like that too!

  4. I run because I can. I run while my friends battle cancer. Any pain that I may feel is nothing compared to what they are going through. I run to deal with my own anger and frustration of not being able to help them.
    I run for weight loss - I run to eat! =) And I run for the sense of accomplishment that I get afterwards.