We have all heard the, “Run Forest run” and the, “I don’t run unless I am being chased” jokes that poke fun at runners’ seemingly unexplainable need to run. Different people run for different reasons, so let’s break down a few of them.
I run to be the fastest:
This is the type of person that was the fastest runner in your P.E. class. It didn’t matter if they were running the 100 yard dash or the mile, this person never lost a race. Chances are, that as an adult, this person is still searching for the ultimate challenge.
I run to go the furthest:
photo cred (Glen Delman)
This is the person at your office that goes out for “runch” during lunch breaks at work. There is no such thing as a bad time to squeeze in a few miles. Inclement weather and extreme temperatures both fear this runner.
No matter what situation motivates a person to run, it is a physical means of becoming a better version of yourself–one step at a time. When you focus on becoming the best version of yourself, nothing or no one can truly disappoint you because, at the end of the day, you are making progress! Always win, never take losses, keep going!