1. I run to leave my troubles behind.
Life can be tough, but I always feel like every mile I run puts myself that much farther ahead of my struggles. Running also helps to treat anxiety to suppress my worries for longer periods of time.
2. I run to listen to my thoughts.
Self-reflection is a necessity to live a healthy mindset. I find running makes me think deeper about where I am with my life and where I want to be in the future. If I need to make an important decision I usually work out the pros and cons while pounding the pavement.
3. I run to take in the scenery.
The world is a beautiful place and it’s so easy to miss what is right in front of us.
4. I run to energize.
Running wakes me up, gets my thoughts flowing and my heart pumping!
5. I run to get vitamin D.
Vitamin D is essential to deep sleep, higher energy levels, and an overall happier outlook on life but is difficult to get from food. Running outside boosts how much vitamin D you absorb!
6. I run to feel in control.
Running is an exercise of willpower so regularly running trains my mind to focus and to stick with the goals I set for myself in every part of my life.
7. I run to escape.
College is stressful and on such a small campus, sometimes I just need to get out and clear my head. Running gives me a newfound sense of freedom that I never knew I was missing!
8. I run to feel alive
Yes, my muscles ache, my back is sweaty, and there’s a blister on my foot, but running reminds me how tough I am and how great it is to be young and free!