In this series it’s been clear that running means something different for everyone. Here are the latest five entires in our eye-opening Why We Run series.
“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when allows you to see how wonderful your life is.”
Running takes many forms for many different people. This series was started by posing a question—a simple one, in fact.
Why do you run?
The responses have been vast and eye opening. We are through 15 installments and I think I speak for everyone on the sports team when I say they’ve been fantastic. The main question was followed up by these:
What are you running from?
It may be hard to pin point the answer to this, but it’s likely, if you’re a runner, you think about what you’re running from in the middle of your run. The point where you aren’t quite sure if you want to continue or not. It’s in that moment you answer the question of what you’re running from.
What are you running towards?
It may be a race goal, it may be a weight-loss goal. It may even be a life of no health complications. Or it could be the new you. Either way it’s something you should be proud to share.
We are still reviewing submissions that we’ve received via email, Tweet, Facebook.
So if you have made a submission and haven’t seen your piece on The Good Men Project yet, sit tight. But if you haven’t made your submissions, what are you waiting for?! Whether in long form essay, a single sentence, a poem, or a video, we are waiting to hear from you!
Please send us your submission via email to myself at mkasdan@or via Twitter @michaelkasdan #WhyWeRunGMP and #GMPSports. Submissions can also be made through the below comments section or on our Facebook page.
We greatly appreciate the incredible and diverse pieces we have received thus far.
We highlight the next five pieces below:
Control freak or not, we all need something we know we definitely have control over.
When it comes to facing addiction, focusing on getting addicted to something healthy can be key.
To fly. To adventure. Because I can.
I run for what I was. And what I am.
The key to life is to take care of your body. James Fell is no stranger to this.