24 Aug '13, 2pm

I am not crazy

"You're crazy", "that's mental", "There must be something wrong with you". These are a few responses I get when I mention to some people that I might be running 20/30/50/100 miles at the weekend. I actually avoid situations now where I might have to explain this to someone who does not know. My avoidance of these situations is mostly driven by a sense of awkwardness. What do I say in this conversation? My stock response is that it's not crazy at all, it's normal. This is why. There are certain things that humans have had to do over the past million or so years to still be here today. Three that spring to mind are eating, having sex and covering distance on foot. Eating, we have to put calories into our body to satisfy that which is demanded by the second law of thermodynamics which states that we will not be able to function without them. This means we have to invest a bit...

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