Reasons to Run: Inspirational Stories From the Start Line

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Ten years ago Sally lost her husband shortly after they were married. With her friend Lisa's encouragement, running has given Sally a second chance at life. Sally truly believes she wouldn't have survived without running. It was therapuetic on a multitude of levels. She put one foot in front of the other until she could run a mile, and then five miles, and then ten and finally a marathon.

Watch this video, part of a web series produced by DICK's Sporting Goods, to see what a profound difference running can make in people's lives. Maybe have a Kleenex handy.

Running makes you realize capabilities you might not have realized you had. It develops friendships, It's meditative. It's empowering. It's addicting. And so much more. As Sally says in the video, running "put life in my life."

Every runner has a reason. What's yours?

Watch more stories here: http://bit.ly/13URIxa

@jschonb
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Also online at prettytough.com and womentalksports.com

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