Why do you RUN?

16 Jul

We all have our reasons for running and they vary as much as we do.  Sometimes the reasons change seasonally or even daily.  Personally my reasons have varied from weight loss, to escape, to complete a triathlon, to stay sane and even because my training plan told me so!


Let us know why you run and we will compile the responses and design a t-shirt around what you have to say!  Similar to the Quote Bike design. Please keep your responses to 3-5 words and feel free to give us more that one reason.  Once we have created a design, the shirt will be available on ToughChik.com.

PLEASE share this post with all your friends!  The more responses we get, the better the shirt will be!  We will give away 3 tees to 3 of our favorite responses, so make sure we know who you are!





37 Responses to “Why do you RUN?”

  1. Helen July 16, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    because I CAN!!

  2. Jyoti July 16, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    For my kids!

  3. tootallfritz July 16, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I run for me.
    I run to be free.
    I run to see and be seen.
    I run to lead by example.
    I run to inspire.
    I run to give thanks.
    I run to repair, restore & renew.

  4. Jana R. July 16, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I love this!! I run to be AWESOME! 🙂

  5. Erika July 16, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I run to inspire others

  6. Sara July 16, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Because I REALLY like to eat! 🙂

  7. Jessica L July 16, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    to stay sane!

  8. Jessica L July 16, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    to feel free
    to feel tough
    to meet new friends!

  9. mathgeek00 July 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I run to be a better person, inside and out.

  10. jnkmiles.org July 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    To finish what I started

  11. Kasey July 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    For candy. For elephant ears. For ice cream. For cold beer.

  12. April July 17, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I run to challenge myself. And to eat those darn snacks!

  13. Angela C July 17, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I run because I can. For those who can’t. Because someday I won’t be able to anymore. I run for my kids, for myself, for my sanity. I run to inspire. To have people smile at me, say “I started running because of you and I LOVE it.” To watch them catch the bug. Its hard to wrap it all up in 3 words.

  14. 6packmomma July 17, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    to be a better, wife, mom, person

    to challenge myself each & everyday

    to fulfill the way God created me

  15. Angela C July 17, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Oh, and how about because its more than words can describe.

  16. Kimberly July 17, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Why do I run? Why wouldn’t I? *LOL* I have had 5 knee surgeries and it seems every couple years I have a “bad knee year'” sometimes to the point of having multiple injections in each knee a couple times a year, or having to walk with a cane. But when God sees to bless me with a good year…Baby, I RUN!!

    I’ve been running for about 6 weeks straight this year, and I ran my first solid 20-minute run yesterday….and I’m running my first 5K in September. God is good!!

  17. Deb bahr July 17, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    I run because I CAN.
    I run because I feel ALIVE.
    I run to be FIT.

  18. Jill July 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I run so my jeans fit.

    I run for social hour at 6 a.m.

    I run to enjoy the four seasons.

    I run for ME!

  19. Ronda July 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    I run to slay the “mind wasps” in my head. I run to be peaceful.

  20. Lisa Emendorfer July 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I run to be a good example vs a horrible warning, peace and fulfillment

  21. Laura July 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I run to be the best version of Me.

  22. knittingintraffic July 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    So I can be a superhero.

  23. Amy July 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    It makes me feel good and it’s good for me!

  24. Rose July 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I run for me.
    I run because I can.
    Running is my timeout.
    Running is my escape.
    Running is my naughty spot.
    Running is my freedom.
    Running = Freedom.

  25. Jennie July 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    To be more than I am

  26. TriFemme July 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    To play hard and work hard.

  27. Trudy Nielsen Kimble July 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Why I run: So I can eat anything!

  28. Kim Kleewein July 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    to live longer
    for energy
    for my kids
    for me
    to prove to myself
    for health
    for fun

  29. Amy Zembroski July 18, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    I run for balance, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t. I am a better person because I run.

  30. Lori Nellis July 18, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    I run to feel “empowered”, to “conquer” my limits, and for the sheer “freedom” it gives me to own this big world we live in! I’m an “o’dark thirty”, “hill seeking”, “rogue”, “vampire (cause it’s dark out)” running fool 👏😊


  31. Nicole@runningwhilemommy July 18, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    I run for my sanity and to be a healthy example for my kids. I also run because it is extra girl time with my friends. My best runs are those with the people I love most!

  32. Pandora Viltis July 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    I run therefore I am.

    (To steal from Descartes. Maybe he was a runner, so he won’t mind 😉 )

  33. Day's Run July 19, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Why not?
    For all who said I couldn’t!
    I love me!

  34. Walisa Dickson July 19, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    There are an infinite number of reasons why I (and I am certain many others) run, but I have yet to write them down. Thank you for the opportunity to tell fellow runners (and curious spectators) why I run:

    I run BECAUSE I CAN.
    I run for the PAIN.
    I run for FUN.
    I run for the THRILL of ACCELERATION.
    I run for CUPCAKES.
    I run for the SWEAT.
    I run for MYSELF.
    I run for FRIENDSHIP.
    I run for ACHIEVEMENT.
    I run for the LOVE of Running.
    I run for HEALTH.
    I run to RELIEVE STRESS.
    I run for CONFIDENCE.
    I run for STRENGTH.
    I run for CAUSES.
    I run because it is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

  35. Jessica Langston July 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    So I can tell people I’m a runner. Lol!

  36. wdickson210 July 22, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    To prepare for a future timed shopping spree that I may win. LOL

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