Remembering Why I Started Running in the First Place

I was subbing for Ruth for her Running 101 class and it was a good reminder for why I started running in the first place. As part of the class the “coach” runs with the runners and we went from the Rogue Equipment store on E5th, west on 4th, and then up Congress around the capital and back.

It was good talking with everybody about why we all got started running in the first place. For me it was just to get healthy, I’d always been a couch potato and had a resting heart rate of 85. Now it’s closer to 50. Now the goals are more to see what I’m capable of, it’s either longer, harder or faster to see what you can push your body to. It was good though to remember the change running really can create in people’s lives, a good motivator to keep on going even when the alergies kick in or races don’t go the way I might have wanted them to.

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