Earlier this year we asked for your reasons for running. We’ve run some great submissions, and we still want yours.
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.”
We’ve learned that the answer to our question, Why do you run? Has an endless number of answers. But it also has an infinite number of purposes for those who chose to run. Running isn’t a physical act, it’s a mental challenge. When you learn which battle it is you’re fighting, it’s much easier to chose the right weapon.
What are you running from?
Was also included in our call to readers. It’s a scary question, but you’ve answered it with grace and honesty.
What are you running towards?
The series seems to have struck a chord. The submissions have revealed tremendous depth and raw emotion.
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 highlighted Why We Run #1- #5 in Why We Run: At The Quarter Pole.
We highlighted Why We Run #6-#10 in Why We Run: Passing The Baton.
And we highlighted Why We Run #11-#15 in Why We Run: Shredding The Track.
Today we highlight #16-#20 in this great series.
Running was my constant in life’s changing seasons.
In our darkest moments of life, we all need something to bring us back to the light.
Your body gives you so much, sometimes it’s good to give back.
You might not think it, but you’re capable of things you think you’re not. It just takes time.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring us to peace.