Top 9 Reasons Why I Run
by Scott Slavens, Special Kids Race Course Director
The News From My Doctor
I first started running as a routine after a visit to my doctor. I went in with chest pains, and after all the testing was completed, it was determined that the pains I was having were work stress related. He told me to start running, so I did. I haven’t stopped since.
Top 9 Reasons Why I Run:
1. I love to run.
2. It makes me happy.
3. It’s my morning coffee, since I don’t actually drink coffee.
4. It’s my after work decompression activity.
5. It’s my time to reflect on the day and time I can spend with Him.
6. I run as a routine.
7. It is my “normal”!
8. It’s a part of my schedule and what I do.
9. I run so I may inspire someone else to take-up running…..even if only one person does, then there is success.
My Closest Friends
Running has offered me the opportunity to meet some of my closest friends that I have today. I am truly blessed that running has allowed me the opportunity to develop the strong relationships that I have formed over the years. It’s allowed me to give back. I love the sense of community among runners. Runners often don’t affiliate or associate with gyms, clubs, or teams, but with a favorite pair shoes, running routes, or a great race! When talking to another runner, you’ll never be at a loss for conversation topics. I love to run because you can do it anywhere at any time! A deceit pair of shoes is all you need to get started.
Do I always have a hundred (maybe more) excuses why I shouldn’t get out before each run? Yes! But, I run anyway and I have never, ever, been disappointed that I went out for a run! I hope you run too, you won’t be disappointed.
Follow the course Scott helps map out on March 9th and run for all of your top reasons.