Why I Run
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Because... I didn't think I could.
Because It's the only thing I do just for me.
Because I love doughnuts.
And strawberry ice cream.
Because I ran that first 5k without stopping.
Because of Oklahoma City.
Because people think it's cool.
Because I feel prettiest in workout clothes.
Because there's a place in Riverside Park at 91st where the path curves.
Because I became a doctor, aunt, and marathoner this year.
Because there are things much harder than running.
Because I thought it would be inexpensive.
Because running shoes are cool.
And runners are the most encouraging people.
Because I am strong enough.
Because I finally stopped caring about the number on the scale.
Or the size on the tag.
Because it's uncommon.
Because this city is magical.
Because sometimes you turn a corner and see the Statue of Liberty.
And the Empire State Building is a normal view on a morning run.
Because I fell in love in this city.
And fell out of love in this city.
And realized I was so much better than that in this city.
Because I can.
Because this is my city.
Because New York.