My first writing assignment was for a blog called “Reasons to Run”. It was an easy assignment. I could spend days listing all the reasons that keep me running. But once in awhile, the smarter decision is NOT to run. There have been times in my life when I’ve allowed my love for running to cloud my judgement, take me away from family, push my body beyond its breaking point. I’m not proud of this. Thankfully, with age comes wisdom and I’ve learned when to draw that line and give my body, mind, and spirit a break. Running is always there for me when I decide to come back, and I always come back fresher and stronger than ever. Click on the link below to read more about reasons not to run.