We run for lots of reasons. For causes/charity. For peace. From bad memories. To give others hope. Perhaps for love. Or maybe to prove something. We run to overcome.
We run to deal with grief. We run to celebrate milestones. We train in the snow, heat, rain. We deal with injuries. We set PR’s. Or we have bad races that make us wonder why did I even start. We run to overcome.
Our training and racing might be hardcore . Or maybe we are a weekend warrior. We run through personal pain. We run to deal with sadness. We run to find food. We run to find change – be it a penny on the ground or to bring awareness to a cause we are passionate about. We run to overcome.
Take Meb Keflezighi, he didn’t even know he was a runner til high school. In fact he didn’t even know what a “marathon” was. He ran as a kid in Eritrea. He ran to hide so he wouldn’t be killed. He ran to find food.