I came across this collage that someone else had pinned. It looked like it was part of an ad-campaign, of what I don’t know. The pin itself didn’t lead to anyplace on the internet, so I have no idea about the context of the images.
But it got me thinking – In all the 3 years that I have been running, this is the first year that I have not signed up for a race! While it has given me the freedom of doing what I want to do, at times it also puts me in a not-so-good mental place (usually in the middle of a tough workout) where I wonder why I am doing this. Why am I busting to do speedwork, why am I swimming 2000yds, why am I sticking with my weights routine, why can I not just slow down and take it easy, why push myself when the gains seem very minimal?
Yes, part of why I am doing it is to achieve a tangible goal, but I am also doing this to make myself fit, happy, strong, enthusiastic, energetic, and so much more. I could go on forever on the whys, but I want to hear from you –
Why do you do what you do?
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