022: Why Do You Run?

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Why do you run?
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche once said, “He who has a why can endure any how.” Knowing your why is an important first step to the Freedom to Run mindset by figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you as a runner. Only when you know your ‘why’ will you find the courage to set big goals and take the steps needed to achieve them and to stay motivated when the chips are down.

When your why is strong enough, you can endure any how. Click To Tweet A runner who has found a purpose in their training can overcome any obstacle in their path. If you know why you run and why it’s important to you, and follow that with positive goals, you can suffer through almost any challenging moments or injuries without giving up or quitting.
Jeremy Hoefs
Runners who know why they do what they do find it much easier to stay committed to their training and appreciate every step and the breath along the journey. Their energy is contagious, for their training partners, running group, friends, family and coworkers. When your why is strong enough, you can endure any how. This becomes important on those days when you might be a tired, sore, busy at work or stressed about something else going on in your life.

A runner who has found a purpose in their training can overcome any obstacle in their path. Click To Tweet

Bottom line is that life throws so many unexpected challenges your way. Or you might find yourself mid-race and questioning why you are even out there. Think about why you run and embed that into your heart and mind so strongly that nothing can take it away. When you do that, you can experience the freedom to run.

RESOURCES FOR WHY YOU RUN

Why you run needs to drive you and give you energy. Click To Tweet

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  • Why do you run
  • Finding your why
  • The benefits of running
  • How to stay motivated
  • Overcoming running injuries
  • Common challenges with running
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