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10 Reasons Why Running Sucks!

lazy-boyRunning can be such a pain in the a$$. Why do we do it?

Here are ten reasons why you don’t want to lace up those running shoes.

1. Less Lazy Boy time.

Running allows less time to vegetate in front of the mind-numbing television and you may miss some of the life-enhancing reality TV shows.

2. Change!

When you start moving that body you will be going against all your old habits of inactivity. Just say ‘No’ to change. It requires too much effort.

3. No more french fries and Big Macs.

These artery clogging and nutritionally deficient foods now cause problems with training, recovery, and racing. Great, now what do you eat?

4. Drink all that damn water during a day!

It seems like you are always sipping on some water throughout the entire day. It’s madness and you pee every two hours.

5. No more sleeping in.

Now you set your alarm to wake up an hour earlier so you can get your run in before the sun comes up. Is that a rooster I hear? Crazy!

6. No more partying till the sun comes up every weekend.

You’re in bed by 10 pm because you have a long run in the morning. Oh fun!

7. Ice baths.

You just get done pummeling yourself during a twenty mile run and then you get home and sit in a tub filled with ice. By choice! Where is the fun in this again?

8. Pay to experience pain.

Just hand over $100 and you can suffer for 26.2 miles. Oh, OK.

9. Dogs, birds, and snake attacks.

Dogs sneaking under fences, crows dive-bombing from nearby trees, and snakes slithering along your route. Can’t you just watch Animal Planet on the Lazy Boy?

10. Conversation killer.

“So what are you doing this weekend?”

“I am racing in a 50 miler.”


Have a great weekend and 4th of July for those in the US!

Be active – Feel the buzz! – What-Ever

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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