Why I Run

It’s been one of those weeks over here.  You know the kind I am talking about … one where life throws you some curves that you weren’t expecting.  Not only did I start a new rotation which alone brings a little bit of anxiety and stress but Chris brought home some news from work that was unexpected and that I am still wrapping my head around.  Vague-blogging much?  Needless to say I am feeling a tad bit stressed and needing to find an outlet.


So I went for a run.


Running Gear


Running for me is the best therapy.  It relieves my stress and clears my head.  I do my best thinking when I am on a run.  It’s just me and the pavement.  When I have some big things to work out I ditch the music and find solitude in the silence.  Lately I haven’t had as much time for running as I would like.  I haven’t ran a race since the beginning of PA school.  I haven’t been training for a single thing.




But there is beauty in that too.  I run just to run.  No expectations.  No requirements.  No guilt.  I get to do something that is not only good for my physically but necessary for me mentally.  I am not someone who relishes in the unknown.  I like to have a plan.  I like to be able to prepare.  But life doesn’t always follow the rule book and being able to adjust accordingly is critical.  I am working on that flexibility and trying hard to find the excitement in the possibility as opposed to fear in the unknown.  Until then at least I have my sneakers and a pretty awesome family to help me along the way.


Big Nasty Mud Run During

PS – if you like my new running gear above make sure to check out Zappos!  Not only do they sell shoes but they also have an amazing selection of athletic apparel and a super convenient return policy!  Zappos is also the sponsor for Bay to Breakers in San Francisco which is the oldest consecutively run footrace in the world!



Why do YOU run?


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