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Why I Hate Running But Still Do It Anyways (alexanderle.com)
7 points by alexcsm on May 8, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

well said, felt exactly the same about running. It is not as exciting as football(soccer I mean), or badminton, or any other ball game. But somehow, there is something about it that keep you coming back for more. Having say that, I have not run anything more than 5k for months now. Should pick it up again. Not sure if you have read this before, but a really good book from Haruki Murakami for runner. http://www.amazon.com/What-Talk-About-When-Running/dp/030726...

Thanks for the book suggestion Kahfei - I'll look into it!

I am just now today experiencing this exact thing for the first time! The so-called "addiction" is strong too—I just did a long run on Sunday and am sore and tired and am already looking forward to my next run. I'm a new runner, and thinking about it, I am drawn to it more for the alone time + weight loss than I am the actual running (which is tough for sure). Thanks for the post—it was fun to read and think about.

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