The Original ‘Why We Run’ by Jean Nesbitt

The Original ‘Why We Run’ by Jean Nesbitt

We run in the snow, we run in the heat, we run in the rain,

We run after root canal, we run after being on a plan,

We run with the dogs, we run away from the dogs,

We run after a half mile swim, we run on our birthdays,

We run when our knees hurt, heads hurt, ankles hurt,

We run 6.2

And then we run it again.

We run for two, we pay a sitter, we hand off our kids to run,

We run for pizza, we run for beer,

We drive miles and miles to run,

We run for a PR…or not.

We run fast, we run slow,

We run as a leader, we run as a follower,

We run for ourselves and we run for each other.

We run in RED.

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Becoming a Selden Hills Warrior by John Graziano

While the Selden Hills is a place that we run to get our hills training in, it is just that….a place. We like to say “It’s just a hill, get over it.”

However, a Selden Hills Warrior, is a state of being! Warriors are defined as a tribal class of people who specialize in warfare, or combat. Selden Hills Warriors are no exception. We battle those hills with our hearts. We get through the challenge with our fellow Warriors at our sides, ready for victory. We become stronger in number, but the tribe remains one family, in unison with each other’s footsteps. Warriors do not go silently into the night, and surprisingly haven’t been arrested for it.

To be a Warrior, you can simply run the hills course. It’s a challenge worth the name. But, to BE a Warrior, to share the essence of the tribal team, you must be willing to sacrifice your heart to the tribe. Once you do, the state you live in will be the most euphoric state of awesome, with tribal Warrior friends that will defend you, push you beyond your limits, acknowledge your accomplishments, and share your enthusiasm!

You can run the hills for the experience, but once you become a Selden Hills Warrior, that experience will become a lifetime of battles won!

Of the Seven Sisters and the Warriors Who Run Them by Sarah Thompsen

Of the Seven Sisters and the Warriors Who Run Them By Sarah Thompsen

We stare down our foes, our friends by our side. Fast or slow, either way, one hell of a ride. Through sweating and swearing, we forge on ahead. It’s us vs. the road, the hills vs. our heads. Why do we do this? Embrace all this pain? Why keep coming back again and again? The answer is simple, though hard to describe: Where friendship and family now coincide. It runs this deep Red, as the blood in our veins, It touches our spirit and gives us our name: We who are Warriors, stand side by side. We let no one fall, leave no one behind. So if you would stand with us, run with us, please do! You’ll make us all stronger, as we’ll do for you.