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Why Do You Run?

We all know there are many reasons for running.

Whether it’s to satisfy a sweet tooth

or to enjoy a savory snack.

Perhaps you are noble and

because it’s always rewarding to

You might even run for the reward after the race

unless, of course, you are a beer girl.

You could always

or maybe you have a hard time choosing just one.

At the end of the day, sometimes we run for the medal

Whatever the reason, JUST RUN!

We LOVE our Women’s Running readers and want to know- what motivates you to run? Do you run for new clothes, new shoes, or maybe to eat cheeseburgers? Why do you run? Leave a comment here or tweet us at @KaraDeschenes and @JessieSebor.

Jessica Sebor

Jessie Sebor is the Vice President of Women's Running at Competitor Group. After finishing her first marathon at age 18, Jessie has run everywhere from Singapore to Prague and competed in hundreds of races including the Boston Marathon and the Bare Dare, for which she won the title of National Nude Running Champion. Jessie’s work appears at, Ultrarunning Magazine and has been selected for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays. A former romance novel editor, it’s at Women’s Running where her true passions lie. You can reach her at