Running and I have a strange love affair. We’ve parted so many times but I always find myself embracing it back and falling in love with it all over again. I might question myself why before i run, during and after a run but before long I find myself taping and lacing up all over again.
Why do I run?
Quietude. Despite living and running in this noisy and intrusive Metro, I find a certain calmness when I run. I maybe in constant motion but it takes me to a state of stillness. When I run, I am able to find focus and sort out my tangled thoughts.
Weight management. Running is my favorite cardio. I’m so uncoordinated that attending combat or dancing classes is not only a danger to myself but to others as well. So running is my go to cardi. Nothing melts my fattyboomboom as well as a hard long run.
Friendship. I’ve made very good friends on the road and even through this blog. Sometimes, even in a middle of a race where I don’t know anybody I would find myself alongside a runner and we would be chatting (sometimes between gasps and heavy breathing haha) and connecting because of a common goal and passion for running.
Now, here is a video from Brooks Running Philippines featuring Benjamin Alves, a celebrity athlete. Find out why he runs.
Your turn, why do you run?