I sometimes forget why I love running and wonder why in the world I do it … usually at mile 24 of a marathon or when it’s 5:00 a.m. and I’m lacing up my shoes instead of sleeping.  I receive countless benefits from running – enough to fill over a year of weekly posts on this blog.  Running provides an easy way to find social time, get outdoors, generate endorphins, and stay fit.  But, those aren’t my reasons for running.  They’re simply benefits of the sport, and other activities provide the same perks.  So, why run?  Because the simple, pure act of putting one foot in front of the other always leads me to a different place, even if I run my usual route…