Running is a unique beast… you either love it or you hate it. There is no in between. Usually.
In college I lived for my long runs. I would wake up on football Saturdays and run 17 miles while other college kids were doing kegs and eggs… I never said I was cool or smart. After I graduated and started working, I loved those early morning runs as the sun was coming up before work. Living downtown Baltimore there was nothing better than running along the water in the Inner Harbor. Time to clear my head, and get ready for the day.
Unfortunately for me I used running as a way to play the scale game; I would weigh myself before a run, then after, and watch the numbers go down week after week. And not in a good way. It wasn’t until these past few years that I started to readjust my relationship with running, and I did that by reassessing my health goals, and by researching what running does to your mind and body: the good, the bad, and the sweaty!Read More