28 Nov '14, 8pm

A newbie discovers the, um, joy? of running.

For some reason, I decided to start running – and then run my first 5K. Along the way I was surprised to learn… 1. Running sucks. Before you start running, you should actually like running. I HATE it. Runners make running look easy. I'd see people with beer bellies – BIG beer bellies – easily running around my block, all smiles. So I thought, “If they can do it, I can too.” Wrong. Those easy-going smiles are just a ruse to get you into the cult. My first time out for a run at the park I only made it a quarter of a mile before my legs felt like jelly and I collapsed to the ground gasping for air. A quarter of a mile! I could still see my car. I was close enough to pop the trunk with the key fob! Even more humiliating? My running app asked, “Do you want to post this to Facebook?” Hell no! “Do you need CPR?” would have been a better question. 2. You don't go from running 0K t...

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