Monday, June 27, 2011

Deep Discussions

I was with some friends from work Friday evening and was asked by one of them why I run. To be slightly more exact, the question was with a statement. It went something like this:
Everyone I know that runs, is running from something. What do you run from?
Wow. Talk about a deep question when you are sitting with 7 of your other co-workers. My immediate answer was I enjoy running and have a goal of Detroit this fall (even though running in Paris is another goal). But it made me think.

Why do I run? Is it for the exercise? Do I do it to clear my head? Is it just something to do which I enjoy? After a few days of contemplating, I have determined it is all of the above. Running isn't a shelter from life, but rather where I solve (or attempt to solve) my own and the worlds problems. It isn't that I need to get away to do this. I just choose to clear my mind when I run.

This is a short post, but think about my co-workers statement. What are you running from?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not running from anything. I'm just running with joy. :-)