How to Run: Why do you run?

The entire self runs, and so the entire self must be prepared to run.

It is important to understand reasons for running and to hold reasons in firm focus.

Some run to meditate.
Some run to relax.
Some run for clarity.
Some run for sheer joy.
Some run for oneness.
Some run to find the threshold of ability and to push beyond it.
Some run for glory and recognition.
Some run to control the body.
Some run for health.

There are many reasons to run. Whatever the reasons, it is important to know them; the reasons root the practice.