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Women Who Run – a Privilege, a Gift

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On occasion, I enjoy posting quotes from real women runners. Whether barely a beginner, an experienced elite, or any level in between, all of us gals are bound together by the common themes of our running experience. – Holly Bennett

What do I get out of running? Sanity! Pure and simple. I laugh, cry, problem solve, disconnect … whatever is needed in that moment. I always, always remind myself – particularly on the days it is hard to get out the door – that it is a privilege to be able to run, never an obligation. I run because I can. Because I choose to. I run a mile of every run thinking about someone in my life who would like to run but can’t. Today that mile was all about a friend fighting his 2nd cancer…yesterday for my Gramma’s boyfriend who just got out of the hospital.

Running gives to us but we can also give when we run. – Gaylia, 48  

Gaylia’s favorite running kicks:

Newton Distance

Gaylia’s favorite run fashions:

SkirtSports’ Marathon Girl Ultra