Why do you run, AJ?

About AJ

Welcome to a blog series called “Why do you run?“. I hope to publish inspiring insights from runners I know, on why they started running and continue to do so.

AJ has been running with our run club (MRC) for a couple of years now. He never runs without his headphones, even on more relaxed training runs. It always takes a few roars from fellow runners to get his attention.

I remember when AJ started running with us, his wife had given birth only a few weeks before. We often remarked he was either trying to dodge baby duty, or the baby was waking him early enough to join us.

Why did you start running?

Summer of 2016

What keeps you motivated?

I started for weight loss but then started observing a feel-good factor so kept chugging!

What is the most important thing you’ve learnt as a runner?

You will have some good days, some bad days and the most important – you are always in with a chance!

If you couldn’t run, what would you do instead?


What’s your biggest running goal?

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