If you haven’t yet seen Matthew Inman’s (of “The Oatmeal“) online comic about running yet, there is a reason it’s making its way around all the runner-popular internet outposts. It evokes some chuckles and it’s highly relatable. Which I suppose is how he makes his living, creating that sort of thing.
Anyway you can view/read his piece “The Terrible & Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances” here.
And then you will understand this:
Running is at its best and worst an experience in ambivalence.
More on that later.