On September 30th, we published an article from Jennifer Perrault, titled “Why Are You Running“. The title of this article and moreover, the content in it really got me thinking, and when I get thinking, I get tweeting!
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One of the benefits of being the Senior Editor of Runners Feed is that when I’m curious about how the running world feels about a particular topic, I have access to the thoughts of over 2500 followers!
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Yes, I am a Generation Y and I love immediate feedback.
So, needless to say I sent the following tweet:
“We want to know WHY YOU RUN? Tweet us, and use the hashtag
We were blown away by all the awesome responses! Here are some of our favorites!
@thexcgirlslife: ” #IRUNBECAUSE there is nothing more freeing than being able to slip on a pair of shoes and let the road carry me away.”
@HodgeNoel: “#IRUNBECAUSE chicks dig it.#getonthetrain”
@SunshineYearRnd: “I run because of cancer. Cancer killed my mother and is killing my friend. I run to even up the fight.”
@TimTollefson: “To prevent my inevitable onset of diabetes.”
@LeahCville: “I run to RACE!”
@bluetwinsquared: “#IRUNBECAUSE it makes me feel strong”
@CanadnHalfPint: ” #IRUNBECAUSE it’s cheaper than therapy”
@WeRun_XC: ” #IRUNBECAUSE it’s my getaway. you’re free and the distance is endless. free your mind.”
@ i_run_26point2: “#IRUNBECAUSE, “BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS [RUNNING] DOES!”~ from Wizard of Oz :-)”
@MalindaAnnHill: “I run for solace…”
@KBruning: “I run because I can!”
@RunForGlitter: “It grounds me and gives me a better understanding of myself”
@blaan (RunnersFeed Co-Founder) : “#IRUNBECAUSE I want to inspire others to dream big!”
I challenge all of you to ask yourself the question: Why do you run? Then follow us on twitter @runnersfeedsite and tweet us using #IRUNBECAUSE!
About the Author: Chantelle Wilder is the Senior Editor and Co-Founder of Runners Feed. She also competes for the New Balance Silicon Valley Club in the Bay Area of California. When she isn’t running, or editing she can be found enjoying the fruitful wines of nearby Napa Valley while challenging her husband to a game of Bananagrams®.
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