10 Nasty Elements To Running That Make Me Want To Quit It Altogether.

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  1. Zev says:

    I’m sure this post is meant to take the piss, but honestly sir, man the fuck up!

    1) I started off looking like you, I now look like a male version of the lovely lady in the first photo.

    2) If the rest of your day is filled with pain, you’re doing to much for your capabilities. You should be sore at the end of your run, but sore only in the way that you used your muscles. If you have genuine pain, you did something wrong.

    3) I’ve lost but one toenail; if you’re losing several, it may be a sign your shoes are too small. I have no nipple problems but that is because I apply body glide before every long run and wear only tech shirts when doing so.

    4) A little self-control and slow eating goes along way to curbing your appetite. So does staying properly hydrated. We runners need to drink at least a half gallon of water every day. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they dehydrate you.

    5) I run six days a week but it does not define my life. Nor does being vegan, or playing bass, or practicing Buddhism or any of the other many things I do. When I’m on holiday, I still get a run in, planning a route using the internet. If I have no access to the internet, I’ll do a simple out and back. If you allow a single task to define you, you’re doing it wrong.

    6) I fucking love running in the dark; it’s even more exhilarating under a full moon.

    7) My non-running friends are not bored by my running. They’ll ask me how my most recent run was and we’ll talk about it for a few moments and then move the fuck on to another subject. There’s more to this wonderful adventure called life than running.

    8) I keep stats on myself, as do many other runners, but I don’t let stats control my life. I’ll have good days and bad ones but at least I was out there running.

    9) 99% of us will never be the best at the sport. 98% of us run against ourselves even when we’re in races. Being the best in your age group is nice and all, but even if you’re the worst in your age group, you’re still better than everyone who doesn’t run. Stop comparing yourself to other runners and run your own damn race.

    10) Running is fun and fulfilling. Even if it is only a quick 5k, the benefits of moving and being outside (not to mention endorphins) is amazing. Even if you have a run that is absolute shite, your mood will still be better than if you hadn’t run at all.

  2. Matt says:

    That is easily the best comment I’ve read on any blog let alone this one.

  3. johnny says:

    made me laugh Matt. Thanks

  4. Michael says:

    Zav’s post is almost perfect
    Except for one point

    Zav chances are your friends are bored with the running and a thinking ah crikey here zav let’s see hope long it is before running comes up

    I say thing because running is in my head all the time and I can’t help thinking or bringing it up in doe chat

    But that is there issue not ours !!

  5. Erin says:

    Perhaps it’s just that my levels of “give a fuck” are at an all time low, but I actually don’t care about pace or where I finish or who is better than me. If I’m out there running, I’m fucking winning already. It’s like the one time of day where everyone has to leave me the fuck alone and it’s all me, me, me.

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