How many think the title related to my ongoing addiction to running? I wish I could tell you that I was compulsively driven to running on a regular basis - that I was addicted to running. Don't get me wrong, I love to run and wish I could find more time to do more of it. But, that, alas is not my addiction.
At a young age, I found I was driven to cookies. Sounds silly, but I have an unending need and love for cookies. Nestle Tollhouse recipe are my favorite. Butter Crisco, parchment paper, a little whole wheat flour, semisweet chips, and aluminum foil cooling are some of the secrets collected over the years in search of the perfect cookie.
I have been known many times to break the double digit barrier in consumption of cookies in a single day. I know my "cookie limit", but regularly abuse it because I just can't stop. I have been known on many occassions to eat them for breakfast as well as to consider them dinner, when paired with a beer. A few years ago, call it Luck or heavenly intervention, but the world's best cookie maker - Mary Brunkhorst - came into my life and has personally be responsible for driving me to more disciplined running because my depth of indulgence in her absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookies.
Tom, my Runners' Lounge colleague commented the other day, "I have truely never met anyone that loves cookies more than you." It is the combination of sugar, butter, eggs, flour and chips that started my running career and it is the main driver that keeps me running regularly. I run to eat cookies.
What drives you to run?