Well, I will not run for tattoos, I have a horrific fear of needles; just listening to my daughter get this tattoo gave me chills.
Completing this half marathon is a big deal for me, my daughter, and many women I have met along the way; I think we all want to reward ourselves in some way. For my daughter her reward was this tattoo. It is really cute and I gave serious consideration to getting one of my own, but chickened out because of above mentioned fear. I did buy myself a nice purse though; I think it is as cute as her tattoo.
I am really excited about my upcoming races. I signed up for a race series that starts this Saturday with a 5K, then in two weeks a 10K, and then finally April 6th a 10-miler. Should challenge me and will also be great training for a half I have planned for June.
Also in June; the anniversary of my very first 5k. Last June I ran my very first 5k race for a local charity, my time for that run was 43:43, I am looking forward to see how much I improve my time one year later. For me it will be the most important race of this year, maybe THAT will warrant a tattoo…probably not.
Someone asked me the other day, “Why do you run?”. I run because I can, really that is why I do it. A year ago I could not, now I can so I want to keep doing it. Lots of people inspire me and lots of things give me reason to run, but the short answer is truly, because I can. And a nice new purse does not hurt :).
Why do you run?