I don’t hate running, you guys.
I love running.
But sometimes I think people, including me, run for the wrong reasons.
We should run because we love it. Because we need it. Run because of how it makes us feel before, during and after.
If it doesn’t feel good, don’t run. We can walk instead. Walk because of how it makes us feel before, during and after.
Or we can lift weights or dance or box. But we don’t have to run.
Ask yourself: Why am I going on a run? Am I going because I want to breathe fresh air? Am I going to be with friends? Am I going to train for a race? Or am I going because I think I ate too many Thin Mints?
That’s all I’m trying to say.
Life’s too short to do crap we don’t really want to do if we don’t have to. And running is one area of our lives where we get to choose.
Let’s choose to run for the love of it.