Dec 19, 2012 12:50 PM ET | By Summer Sanders
Continuing the Summer on the Run 12-week blog and video series, blog five. Use hashtag #GoRun on Twitter to follow Summer and be part of the ongoing conversation.
I run because it opens me up. It's me time, and every moment I'm out there is a challenge that I have to meet.
It's not easy. It reminds me of when I was swimming -- it's freeing, it relieves my stress and it gives me focus. Those good feelings are not tied to one sport. They are part of athletes' universal language.
Running also opens up my creativity.
I always have my smartphone on me, which is crucial when I run. I think of all kinds of ideas while I'm out there... Read the rest here on ESPNW.