04 Apr '13, 7pm

"Sometimes I wonder, do the benefits of running outweigh the cons?"

"Sometimes I wonder, do the benefits of running outweigh the cons?"

I have never been athletic and avoided playing sports at all costs. It’s not fun. I almost talk myself out of running every single time. I want to quit the moment I feel sweaty. Sometimes I get blisters or cramps and usually have soreness. About a minute into many of my runs I start panicking and think, “This was such a bad idea. What was I thinking? I’m not going to make it another minute, let alone 30 more.” I haven’t lost weight. In fact, I think I’ve gained a little from an increase in appetite. I stink when I sweat. You know it’s bad when you can smell your own stink. Sometimes I pass gas while I’m running. (Gross, embarrassing and probably too much information.) Sometimes running wipes me out. Progress is so slow when you’re getting started! It took me a full year before I felt any positive benefits from running and they were minimal at that. My lungs hurt so badly f...

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