Why I Run

I'm running again. I say again because it's been some time since I've done so consistently. It feels good. Each run gets more enjoyable than the last and today I remembered why I like to run.

I run... * to be happy * to be healthy * to be strong * to remember to breathe * to get outside in the sun, the rain, the hot, and the cold * to work out problems (often without even knowing it) * to set an example for my kids * to keep up with my kids * to be more creative * to be ready for emergencies (think zombies) * so that at my funeral, the heaviest thing my family has to deal with is their hearts * because I can