I never really enjoyed running - I always saw it as training for another sport, like football or baseball; not as an activity in itself. I enjoyed those other sports, because of the teamwork and the competition, and the motivation as you worked towards a common goal. Now, I don't play those sports anymore, and to fill that void running has slowly become it's own activity, not a means to some other end. It's a little different than what I was used to, because there's not as much "teamwork", and my regular competition is my dog Rory (who always beats me). There's new facets of running that I now enjoy, like the disconnect and solitude that comes from being offline for the duration of a run, and the time to appreciate whatever area I am running in. Then, sometimes opportunities appear that bring all those things together, like the race this May. It's rewarding to be back in a mix of people, training and being motivated by the same goal - raising resources and awareness for the work the ARDF is doing in Zambia, supporting and training local farmers and teachers; the friendly competition between the two teams in our group just adds to the fun!