No, I Will Not Shut Up About Running

An interesting point that raises issues about how social media forces us to contend with lifestyles, opinions, or values we may not care to be exposed to.

Thought Catalog

There is a lovely Wall Street Journal Article that came out recently, telling runners to get over the fact that they run. Stop it with the half/full-marathon stickers. Stop it with the running gear. Stop it with the running magazines. Seriously, runners, just shut up about it already.

And I only have one thing to say to that: No. I will not.

I will not take down my half-marathon sticker. With any luck, I’ll be adding a full marathon sticker to it in October. I worked hard to train up from a comparatively meager 3-to-5 miles. I fought fatigue and injury and self-doubt to be able to run 13.1 miles. That ubiquitous oval is a symbol of that hard work. If I had instead logged the hours at a job, worked hard, got promoted, and spent the fruits of my labor on a luxury car — or a pair of luxury glasses…

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