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Motivation: “I Run to Add Life to My Days”


"I do not run to add days to my life. I run to add life to my days." -Ronald Rook

It's the last full week of the March running challenge . Have you been participating? It's never too late to start! And just because the month ends doesn't mean you have to stop running.

For me, running has always been a huge motivation to get outside, clear my head and experience more of life. I've explored new cities, done some crazy people watching and enjoyed the natural beauty of my surroundings. Without running, my life would be a whole lot more boring.

Getting started can be challenging, but if you don't get started, you'll never know what you're missing out on. So give it a shot! What have you got to lose? You've got the world to gain.

– Rachel

Readers – Why do you run? What has running added to your life? Have you ever seen something crazy, unusual, funny or beautiful on any of your runs? What inspires you to keep going? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Grice is an editor for and certified yoga instructor who loves running on the beach, watching USC Trojan football and drinking red wine. Previously, she worked for Men’s Health, FitPregnancy and People. Read more about her running adventures at

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