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Why She Runs

2012 State of the Sport – Part I: Growth of Women’s Running

Why She Runs

Why She Runs

Why She Runs
Why are more women running: young and old, heavy or thin, former athlete or not? Women run for innately personal reasons, but there are some universal tendencies. Kristin Armstrong, contributing editor to Runner’s World and author of Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run talked about her own personal journey. “Running is connected to my family, my parenting, my spiritual life, my fitness, my friendships, my health, my sanity, my peace. I can clear my head and solve problems when I run, or make peace with not knowing. I can find beauty, or at least redemption, no matter what.”

Perhaps this is why women run, because the sport touches them on so many levels.

In The Complete Book of Running for Women, author Claire Kowalchik states that running is one of the simplest, fastest, most accessible ways to fitness and good health. You don’t need a partner, special equipment, a gym membership, or even much time. A mere 20 minutes three or four times a week is enough to make you fit. This convenience of the sport is an appealing factor to women and all the challenges they face with taking care of family, work and other stresses.

this article continues on from – 2012 State of the Sport – Part I: Growth of Women’s Running and the post – Growth of Women’s Running Apparel and Shoes

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