What is the point of running?

Many non-runners struggle to see the point of running. Despite the well-known benefits of running surely there needs to be something more to get runners out of bed, off the couch, and maybe out into the rain to go running. The desire to go running is inexplicable to many people, and pretty pointless to most of the rest. For runners to get the best from their sport for them the point of running is whatever motivates them. Unless you have some purpose in mind, ultimately running can be as boring as just kicking a ball around aimlessly. As runners, we all need to know what the point of running is for each of us as individuals.

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