I run for the shit miles

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The miles where you are utterly convinced that you aren't going to make it to the finish line. Your legs are suddenly made of lead, the sun has never been hotter in your entire life, and you'd cry if you had enough water left in you to form tears.

I run for those moments.

MarathonWhen I think about why I love running so much it has very little to do with the act of putting one foot in front of the other hundreds of times in a row. I love to do things that scare me, that force me into becoming a stronger person. There is a part of me that is legitimately afraid of what may happen on race day. With that fear also comes excitement. So many of us live our lives day in and day out doing the same damn things. Deciding to train for something huge, like a marathon, gives me an escape from the mundane hamster wheel of life. I need that challenge. I spend hours every week for 4 months training for an event that is over in a few hours. Most of the time on race day is pretty good, some of it feels like there's no way you'll survive, but then you see the finish line and for a few moments the world stops moving and all that exists is you and a sense of pride so huge that you almost start to float.

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I run because someday I won't be able to.

I run because a few years ago I couldn't.

I run because if Terry Fox can run 3,339 miles then I can surely run 26.2 {and if you don't know who he is you are truly missing out.}

I run for the best moment on race day, and the worst, because I need both of them to become a better version of myself.

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