Runners are Winners!


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Houston podiatrists discussing runners as winnersAs a runner, many people ask me this question: “Why do you run?” That’s a particularly good question, since our days are getting increasingly hot and humid here in Houston, TX. Every runner has their own intentions and incentives for their reasoning to run. Florence Griffith Joyner has a great answer to this question, “We run because it makes us feel like winners, no matter how slow or how fast we go.”

It’s true, it doesn’t matter how fast or slow we run as long as we are able to get to run. Some runners first get into the sport in order to become active and lose weight. It becomes a lifestyle and you can’t live without running. It’s no longer to lose weight or even to maintain the weight loss - it’s a MUST do for the day. It is an important factor in my life and an absolute TO DO on my daily checklist. Neither speed nor distance matters as long as I get the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment with every run I do.

So it is true, each and every time I finish my run I do feel like a winner because I have accomplished my goal for the day. It may seem daunting at first, but running is something we have all been given the ability to do and it’s something we should take advantage of. Run and you will feel like a winner too!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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