Maggie came up with a great idea to do a weekly photo challenge of why we run. Because it's me obviously, i didn't do it in time (it was supposed to be done yesterday!) But i still wanted to do it.
Why do i run?
Because there is no telling what the future holds. After my dad died from Huntington's Disease, i was very sad, not just because my dad had died, but because this was a genetic disease, so after watching my dad suffer immensely, and then die, my brother and i had to return to our daily lives and try to ignore the impending doom of our impending deaths.
Like THATS easy. Needless to say, i spent a long time just binge drinking and making bad choices. I started running as a distraction (I had to finish grad school), but it became so much more than that.
I KEEP running because i can. I'm not sick yet. I'm not dead. They could find a cure tomorrow, and then wouldn't i feel stupid if i wrecked my body. Or we could ALL die tomorrow, in some kind of freak apocalyptic disaster. Or zombie's could rise up and take over the world, and i would be one of the few survivors because i DO run. Maybe it turns out that my body is so constantly tired from all the running that it just doesn't have the time or the energy to get sick and die. Thats the whole point is that we don't know. We don't know what will happen tomorrow, we don't know what will happen next year, we don't know what will happen 10 years from now. So we have to do our best today, because its basically all that we DO know. I know that today i have my health, i have legs, and they work (mostly.)
See you on the roads.