ATTQOTD: I like @rteetz answer as a rundisney 5k was what ultimately made me decide to put my feet to pavement and train for a race. And what made me decide to try for the elusive 13.1 miles as well...another rundisney race But I think ultimately it was the feeling of going to my father-in-law's races to cheer him on and being in jeans and just waiting around while everyone else was out there running and me thinking "I kind of want to do this too." I used to go to a lot of races to walk with my mom while my dad and sister ran when I was growing up. So there was very much an "outsider looking in" aspect and I wanted to actually see if I could do what all these other people were doing. A challenge. Trying to convince myself I was capable was hard, so once I let go of the notion of failing...that there was no such thing, I dove in. What keeps me running now is that I found out that I really like the feeling of running. As an adult there aren't too many outlets to just move quickly along the street or sidewalks or disney parks without people looking at you funny. I still have a lot of energy and running is a great outlet for it. I like being outside and I like sight seeing as I go. I don't like lifting weights and I don't have a lot of time to play organized sports where people count on me to be there. I just like the feeling of running and having a finish line with fun bling helps me push farther when my body is like "hmmm, that's enough running for now." Also its fun to be reminded several times a year that you are capable of more than you thought.