November 17 2016
A chance encounter on the Queensboro Bridge at Mile 15 of the New York City Marathon changed one runner's motivation mid-race.
Earlier today on Twitter and Facebook, we asked a simple question. “Why did you run today?” Everyone has their own reasons for lacing up their running shoes. The responses were both unique and universal. If you need a little bit of motivation this weekend, check out the answers below.
I ran today because…
It’s the best start to my day, I can wear Lycra without caring and because I love it. – @LisaC_BaH
I got so angry and decided to clear my head with some me-time loosing myself feeling the burn! – Rosa P.
I can run and it’s the best way to start my day! – @mwsutt
Because I am training for my first marathon in Oct.. !! – Monica G.
It makes me happy. – @Runningeb
I had French fries for breakfast. Ok seriously, small run today to keep me lose for my half this Sunday. – Amanda G.
I’m going to PR next week!– @RunningOneStep
I like ice cream! – Amy B.
I wanted to prove to myself I could! – @76jinx
It helps me clear my mind of the world, it makes me feel like i can do anything after, and it’s one of the few things that make me so happy. – Katie D.
But almost everyone did say that they run because they can. And there is no better reason than that.
Why did you run today? Send us a tweet @womensrunning to share your motivation with us.