Running sucks for a boat load of reasons, every changing, horrible, awful, dreadful, sad reasons. Examples include, injuries, laundry, expensive must have gear, blisters, missing runs, humidity, sore muscles, bad runs, dead GPS watches, way too freeking early race starts, chafing, RUNger, ice, broken cell phones, lack of PRs, race costs – shall I go on? or can we conclude that running sucks?
Why so negative? I don’t look at this as negative, I see it as real. I love running, I love the good and the bad and I had this running sucks thought the other day while out on a not so hot- i don’t think I can run anymore- why do I suck at running – well you did take like a year off – not by choice – it takes time to get back into shape- you’ll get back to being a slow real runner one day – oh will you, really?- i need to improve- why is it so cold wasn’t it 65 yesterday- grrr i’m slow – must get faster- must run further – why is this so hard = oh look its raining -blah run and I thought dammit that silly t-shirt is right, running does freeking suck. It especially sucks when your mind and body don’t align.
Look… I LOVE Running. Running is AWESOME (when you can do it and things are going great… but mostly it sucks) running is my top choice for exercise, fun, mental health, fitness, health, weekend activities, thing to throw bags of money at, I love running. It just does suck, not all the time but sometimes and this is one of the sometimes. I thought it was my mind that needed to catch up with my body so that I could get back to really really loving my runs, but it’s not just my mind, it is my body, I cannot do what I use to be able to, I can go as far, as fast as hard and for as long as I was able to before injury, baby and a year off AND I know I will get back there, maybe even better than I was before but right now running sucks. I still love you running but dammit you suck.
Do you ever think running sucks?