Today I came across one of the best descriptions about running I have seen. It captures well why people, young and old, can't stop running once they start. Most interesting, I came across this in a tag hanging from a new pair or running shorts I got.
Whether you are 16 or 67,
The desire to hit the road
Is not easily explained to those who do not run.
We understand the pull of the road.
The joy of losing yourself in the solitude
Of a good long distance run,
Or the sisterhood you experience
When you find that great running partner.
Running is more than a feat of athletcism,
It is therapeutic. There is an unexpected
Exhiliritation that we experience
Having challenged our personal limitations....
Finally proving to ourselves
That we can indeed make it to the finish line!
Whether you are here to win,
Or here to experience a little more of who you are....
We salute you