Many people don't understand why we run, and, more often than not, we are at a loss when it comes to articulating a response. This is even more true when those asking decide to cling to their predetermined loathing of our sport. We simply cannot provide a comprehensive and lucid reason without delving into euphemisms and the ethereal, and astute antagonists will often point this out with their own anecdotal evidence to support such contrarian views.
Euphemisms aside, the minutia of our daily runs make them worth the while.
the flora and fauna, greeting the mail carriers, feeling the changes of
the seasons; these are all such integral parts of life, and yet they
tend to go unnoticed without something like a monotonous daily run to
force them into view.
Big races, PR's, and physical milestones
seem to warrant all the attention, but yesterday's run illustrated that
the daily grind might just have some of the most important, if not the
most subtle benefits.