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I Don’t “Have” To Run—I “Get” To Run

“How do you make yourself run so much?!”

“I hate running!”

“I could never run that far!!”

These are some of the responses I’ve received in the past from people who hear I run half marathons and marathons. They don’t get it. It can even sound like torture to them.

I can kind of understand that—I wouldn’t want to do, I don’t know, math problems every day. But some people like math over history and some people like cats over dogs and others like running over pretty much anything else.

I am lucky enough to have found an exercise I love to do. So I don’t think “I have to run” I think, “I get to run!”.

I get to run here…on the sidewalks around town.

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I get to run here…along the paths near some foothills close to my house.

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I get to run all around the world checking off bucket list items and earning a medal to show for it.

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I get to run.

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Monica Olivas started blogging six years ago to document her weight-loss journey and training for her first marathon at Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them) and lost 20 pounds. She shares running tips, reviews, food diaries, weight-loss features and musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site. Monica is a RRCA-certified running coach and ACE-certified personal trainer based out of Southern California. She is a full-time blogger, also blogging for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Follow her blog for tips on healthy living and on Twitter/Instagram @RunEatRepeat.