Raise your hand if you despise running.
Don't be modest. It's OK to despise running. I love running more than I love just about anything in the world (Except cupcakes, chocolate, cheeseburgers, steak and free stuff) and I still sometimes despise running. So let's try this again, raise your hand if you despise running.
You either love running, suffer through running or would love to figure out a way to light it on fire. It's also a very real possibility that you experience some sort of combination of the three! I feel like there are more people out there who hate running than people who love it so I thought I would make a pro and con list for all you haters. Here are the pro's and con's of running:
Pro: You get to eat almost whatever you want.
Con: You have to run first.
PRO: You can meet lots of new people by running with new running friends, clubs or groups.
CON: They are most likely a bunch of crazy people who have all dated one another.
PRO: If you're just starting, you'll never have to look far with your running questions.
CON: All runners think they are a running expert and want to tell you all about their experiences. (Case and point, ME.)
PRO: You'll discover a passion and love for running.
Con: The only thing you will want to talk about is running.
PRO: You'll have a very foxy body with very little body fat.
CON: You will have no upper body strength.
PRO: You get to have your ego stroked whenever anyone finds our how far you run.
CON: Those people will immediately turn on you and tell you that you're crazy.
PRO: That feeling you get when you run further than you've ever run before.
CON: Having to run the first 1-3 miles.
PRO: You will have a natural glowing tan.
CON: You will have really weird tank top, shoes, shorts and watch tan lines.
PRO: You get to humble brag on social media all the time.
CON: Your friends will unfriend you on social media.
PRO: You'll save money on a gym membership!
CON: You'll spend all that money and more on race entry fees, shoes and clothes.
PRO: You'll have a get out of jail free card for all those get togethers you don't want to go to.
CON: You don't get to go to all those get togethers you actually do want to go to.
PRO: You'll have a positive and goal oriented outlook on life.
CON: You'll become a tad obsessive with training for whatever distance you're training for.
PRO: You'll consistently be reminded how limitless and strong you are every time you cross a finish line.
CON: You'll question all of your life choices and curse the day you decided to run (insert distance here) at least once a week.
It doesn't matter if you love running or if you hate it, the hardest part is always putting on your shoes and getting out the door. After that it's just about putting one foot in front of the other. If you ask me, there are far more pro's than cons when it comes to running. You just have to get through those first few weeks of initial torture and it's all uphill from there...I mean that in a good way...because hills make you stronger...anyone? ANYONE? No? Alright, until tomorrow #RunSelfieRepeat.