Why I run…

I run for my health.

I run for my happiness.

I run for my equilibrium.

I run for my sanity.

I run to clear my mind.

I run to settle my emotions.

I run to rid myself of daily toxins.

I run to keep my weight in line.

I run to keep my blood sugars in check.

I run to give Dear Diabetes a big, fat F.U. with my middle finger.

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I run to experience the thrill of the endorphins.

I run for that boost of natural caffeine.

I run for the scenic views.

I run for the new adventures.

I run for the exhilaration of the warm, summer breeze slapping my face.

I run for the bragging rights.

I run for the competition, the challenge, the notion of bettering myself with every turnover I make.

I run because I love to run.

And when I can’t run, when something is holding me back – illness, injury, circumstance – it kills.

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Yesterday, I ran.

YESTERDAY’S RUN:

  • 5 a.m. BG before: 7.4
  • Temp. basal: none
  • Carbs: 1/2 Bonk Breaker bar (17g) with bolus
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Distance: 5.24 km
  • Average pace: 5:41 min/km
  • Average cadence: 85 spm
  • 6:15 a.m. BG after: 9.1

Just 30 minutes. Just back-to-basics. No music. No worrying of pace. Just minding my form and foot turnover. There was pressure, but not pain. I ran through it.

I. RAN.

And tomorrow, I’m going to do it all over again 😀

 

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6 responses to “Why I run…

  1. Oh, yeah!! 🙂
    A wonderfully written testament to those personal values that hold a person together …
    Run for the fun of it, indeed!! 🙂

  2. Not sure I’ve seen a better feature photo than that! =)

  3. That photo rocks.

  4. Nice photo and nice list 🙂

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