"Running provides me with so much purpose. I run because it makes me feel good. I run because I feel God gave me the talent to do so. But at a deeper level, I run because it makes me feel connected to myself – and to my body – and, more importantly, to others. It provides me with a sense of belonging and connection."
“Running is a part of our lives. And it hopefully will be for a few more years. In Ireland there is a saying: those who pray together stay together. Well we say, those who run together stay together.”
"To spend time with important people and overcome fears."
"I ride my 1972 Schwinn around town because it’s a convenient and economical mode of transportation to accomplish my daily business of getting to the DC commuter bus stop for work, shopping, and socializing around town."
"Instinctively you don't want to move but you have to keep moving."
- Matthew I. (AKA The Oatmeal)
Read his full comic on The Terrible & Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances.
"I am the most excited of the realization of just how fit I actually am! I am 50 and the most internally peaceful and hopeful I have ever been. But I am also the most physically fit too. I have only been running since February 2014 and almost immediately was throwing down 5-10 miles. I share with runners who are amazed at what I am doing. I am not fast, but I seem to be strong and good at endurance. I try not to brag, but I find myself going on with excitement to anyone who will listen. Fit feels so good!"