Why I Run


Why I Run: Marie’s Story 2

The (Not Always) Lazy W I run because it makes me a nicer person. It’s a wonderful investment in my personality. But that’s not how it started. Two summers ago I began a sloppy, embarrassing version of “running” thinking it would help me lose a little weight. I have been […]


Why I Run: Ben’s Story 5

In 2006 I ran a 5k with my son, without any formal training.  I did it for my son’s school challenge because he wanted me to. I finished dead last in my age group, but I did it and that was it. I was happy to do it but as […]


Why I Run: Anita’s Story 1

  When One Simple Change can Shift your Life   Michael Hyatt urges his readers to run a half-Marathon. He says, “Just by beginning, you will feel your life begin to shift.” “Things shifting”–I heard that phrase a lot in Charismatic circles, things shifting in heavenly realms, due to our prayers […]


Forget The Pain 6

After the ebullience fades to a warm, muscular fire. After feeling has returned to my fingers and toes, Long after I have swallowed the tears that rise like mountains from the deepest pits of mile 15 Long after I stopped giving kids high fives and smiling at jokes After. After […]


Why I Run: Janice’s Story

I love this woman! I met Janice after she completed the Tulsa Run (a 15k tradition in Tulsa). She is spunky and funny and I can’t imagine her in any way other than setting awesome goals and kicking them in the teeth. I’m pleased as punch to know her. Two […]