July 2 2015
On a hot day in June, Olympian and May 2015 cover runner Alysia Montaño won the national title in the 800 meters at the track and field
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.