6869 total / 1777 in 2015

2015 is the year of the ultra. I'm shooting for one ultra distance per month and at least 1500 total miles for the year.

Heather Rowley (this will be long, b...

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(This will be long, but worth it, I hope.) To get out there today, I had to remind myself why I run. I run, because sometimes, I don't know what else to do. I run to remember my worth, and to keep away from those who don't. I run to be strong. I run to be powerful. I run to keep from crying. I run to lose myself. I run to find myself. I run because I am afraid of what will happen if I don't. I run to feel the wind on my skin. I run to feel the ground under my feet. I run because I can. I run to belong and I run to be special. I run because it's easy sometimes. I run because it's hard sometimes. I run because I don't know what I'm capable of, and maybe, just maybe, it will teach me. I run to ease the pain of loss, sadness, rejection, abuse, neglect, and heartache. I run to feel the joy of movement. I run to be alone. I run to be with other runners. I run to find peace. I run so I have a reason to get up in the morning. I run so I can sleep at night. I run so I can wear bright neon colors and it's totally acceptable. I run in hopes that it will make me a little better every day. I run because I'm broken and it helps to heal me. I run to be free. I run to save my life.