That was my only motivation. About a year later, my husband and I decided we were going to get back into the mountains and do some serious backpacking. I got more serious about my running because the extra weight and the lack of muscle tone was starting to cause some serious pain in my bad hip when I did extreme distances or elevation while backpacking. I was also realizing at this point that if I got my leg stronger, I could keep from needing an early hip replacement.
I now look for how I am going to squeeze in a workout (not always easy when its mid-winter and homeschooling, with kids at home). I don’t worry about weight anymore, but I am currently trying to tone and get physically strong so that I can accomplish more and see more.