why we run

Our company is filled with runners of all shapes and sizes, from social joggers to iron men and women. We asked some of them one simple question: Why do you run? Here is what they said:


I run to explore! Running is the best way to get in touch with a new city or any new place. I love getting into trouble on my runs and never knowing what I'm going to encounter! It keeps my workouts FRESH and I love it!.

Cassidy is a keyleader from our Park Meadows store in Lonetree, Colorado.


I run because it is a great way to get rid of frustration and stress. It is time to reflect on the positive and negative things in your life. There is nothing I do that feels as satisfying as when I finish a run. It clears my head.

Cori is an educator from our Aventura Mall store in Aventura, Florida.


I love to run because it gives me space for introspection and the opportunity to let go of what my mind may be holding onto. My yoga practice compliments my running by not just stretching and releasing the tight running muscles, but also by reminding me to meet whatever arises with calm and clarity. That yogic philosophy translates into my attitude when I run and the balance keeps me centered and open.

Ingrid is a yogi, runner and ambassador from our La Jolla store, in La Jolla, California.


I love to run because I beat the boys.

Michelle is a competitive runner and ambassador for our Bondi Junction Showroom in Sydney, Australia.


I run to beat the boys... because nothing beats their expression when I pass them in a race...PRICELESS!

Ciara is an educator from our Grant Avenue store in San Francisco, California.


I run because it's quality time with my husband and I get to meet so many cool people along the way.

Isis is the better 1/2 of the Running Couple, educator from our Fort Worth Showroom in Fort Worth, Texas.


I run to challenge myself- there are no limits, there is no time clock; it's just you and your mind.

Elisa is an educator, Triathlete and Vision Quest Coach from our Bucktown store in Chicago, Illinois.


Running is the most organic way to feel Vancouver, see the water, smell the air...thank you legs!

Katie is a keyleader and "all the time runner" from our West 4th store in Kitsilano, Vancouver, B.C.


Running is my meditation. I run to balance my mind and create space in my consciousness for quiet, peace, reflection, and just being present. It’s a switch that resets me. And then that opens me up to thoughts that never would have occurred before. I get my best ideas when I run.

Shannon is our Run Designer in Vancouver, B.C.


It keeps me sane; running allows me to tune the outside world out and get lost in my thoughts -- I've solved so many perplexing problems while running, I can scarcely count them!

Monica is an Iron Woman and an ambassador from our Kingston store in Kingston, ON.

Why do you run?

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I thought I was the only person that thought and drifts off while running. I guess not that is so awesome! Keep up the good blogs lulu!

I run because it lets me out and be with myself, helsp me when im mad and have mood swings, and have some alone time.

Comment by Alyssa — August 5, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

I run… because I love it….simple really…

Comment by Brenda — August 5, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

I first started running because it was quicker to step out my front door in the morning and go for a jog than it was to drive to the gym.

Late last year I really enjoyed pushing myself and got excited each time I ran a little farther. I kept thinking, if I can do 5 miles, I can do 6! and eventually signed up for a half marathon that I ran this past April. I was so proud of myself for finishing it and I’m currently training for my second half this fall.

In addition to challenging myself, I like going on long runs and being able to relax and tune things out and let my thoughts wander. I try not to let myself think about work!

Running has also been a great way to explore the area. We moved to a new apartment last year and the way I became familiar with the surrounding neighborhoods and parks is by running through them.

Comment by Amanda — August 5, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

Ciara’s pic made me laugh! :)

Comment by Emily — August 6, 2010 @ 5:57 am

I run to challenge myself and explore the boundaries of the human body.

Comment by Brian — August 6, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

I run because afterwards a nap feels soooo good!

Comment by Jocelyn Lee — August 8, 2010 @ 7:50 am

I run to QUIET my mind and connect myself to my body.

-Kaite, Cherry Creek Run Ambasador, Denver, CO

Comment by Katie Harper — September 2, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

I run because it makes everything else make sense.

Comment by Carolyn — October 14, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

I run for the RELEASE…everything from sweat, tears, laughter, ideas, anxieties, fears, mental block..stress, anger, sadness. Every part of my body become perfectlly in sync.

Comment by Tricia Londres — January 7, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

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