29 Jan '16, 11pm

FUNNY: 5 Reasons this GenX Runner is Converting to Millennialism

I’m Gen-X, and like above, most Gen-Xers I knew did not run when young except for The Mile in PE. We didn’t think we had the ability to be runners because we consistently failed the Presidential Physical Fitness Test because we couldn’t run a sub-8 Mile. I’m not sure what the cut-off really was, but I know when I proudly worked down to my first 9-minute mile it was still barely passing. If we did run outside PE class, it was 1-2 miles jogging to lose weight, and it was horrible of course, because 1-2 miles. We didn’t really get into running until our 40s, when 9 minute miles were admirable and we could run a whole marathon at 9 minute pace and qualify for Boston. I will take the Millennial medals, because in running, just getting out there and doing it is winning enough for me. (In every other way I’m a grumpy Gen-Xer muttering about those entitled millennials and reading ...

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