What keeps me running??

by Michael
(Tempe, Arizona)

Some 30 or 40 years ago when I was college age and running, I knew even then I'm doing a great thing. Whenever I go for a physical at my doctors office he always acts amazed at the shape I'm in for my age (late 60s....) I love that! I have to be honest, I'm not that athletic! I run my own pace and also go to my neighborhood gym (Mountainside) and lift weights... I started running back in metro Detroit, Michigan- where I grew up... a that time (the early 1980s) I had little money and tried to do as much as I could for free.

The best thing about running is that you really don't have to be "athletic"... I'm not. I don't run that fast. I'm not super tall and super lean..I'm only 5'9" and I weigh around 165 lbs.... Some of my weight is from muscular growth weight lifting at my gym. But not a lot.

The thing I like best about running is that you don't have to be fast! You just have to be out there trying.. I walk when I feel like I have to walk, and I run whenever I feel that I can actually "run". And I always run holding my I-phone in my hand and listening to music I've downloaded. It's amazing the motivation it gives me!
-- mike --

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Feb 15, 2023
Great story!
by: Nicole

Hi Mike, thanks for the great story!
I'm not that athletic either but there is something about running which is addictive no matter how fast or slow you go. Age is not important either and I hope that you'll running for many more years.

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