I Run, because…

…it feels so good to get out in the weather and feel that air through my hair, breathing fresh air, feeling that sweat build up, contracting muscles, entire body moving, active mind, thinking about my life, changing pace when needed, pushing myself to limits, struggling comfortably for air, lungs expanding and compressing, leg muscles bulging in and out, arms swinging, foot strike, almost naked, in heat, dump water on your head, spitting, blisters, holes in shoes, worn out shoes, heat, rain, snow, wind, cold, people can see me performing, crowd-pleasing, chanting, alone, in groups, motivating others, facial expressions showing effort, pride, commitment, purpose, running for a cause, comfortable clothing and shoes, flashy gear, fitness, heart rate, running vs time, mad at the ground, health, more energy, endorphins, drug, getting high, pain, glory, fame, the calm before the storm, no escaping the present, working under my own power, self-coached, natural sport, born to run, born to move, run for God, failing, repeating, failing, repeating, failing, repeating, succeeding, fuel up, strong core, sexy legs, shaved legs, fast legs, headbands, short shorts, no shirt, if Frodo can do it then so can I, motivated by song, freedom, freedom to do whatever I want during a run, lonely open country road, surrounded by fields, crickets chirping, cars are my enemy, race them, wooded trail, peace, finding my way, improvement, pitch black nighttime run, early morning run, moonlit run, guided by light, dogs chasing me, just me vs. the open road or trail or track, bad days, good days, the feeling after a run, live for it, die for it…I’M BORN TO RUN.

Published by Nick Arndt

Runner of dirt, rocks, and pavement. Live/work/train in the Adirondack Mountains.

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