|Mmmmm, bite sized brownie|
- It's a hobby. For 31 year old guys, hobbies are hard to come by. Either you're killing zombies in a video game or smacking the hoes on the side of the street (I think?? who knows).
- It's time alone in my head to sort through any issues that might be bothering me.
Duh, look good naked.
- It gives me a community to belong to. "Hi, I'm Adam. I'm a runner"
- But, the most important..... Running enables me to eat pretty unhealthy foods and still be considered "fit"
When I used to be 50 pounds heavier, I ate crap. I know that I’ve said it before, but I was pretty sure that a calorie was a flavor of Dorito and fat grams was the way crack dealers were paid. I thought that I was happy but as it turns out I wasn’t. So, I started to run. And now, I run a LOT.
The nice benefit of running a lot is
To be clear, I still eat pretty healthy, but I don’t have the incentive to be super diligent to watch what I eat. However, I will admit that I recently ran across a few things that even made me raise an eyebrow. Exhibit A? The beer milkshake. Somehow the casual dining chain Red Robin mixed two awesome things and made something that sounds completely repulsive. Sort of like being naked and running. Running? FUN! Being naked? AMAZING. Running naked? Ehhhhhhhhh...
So, truth is, I probably could be slightly healthier if I ate lots of Kale and organic [insert snooty organic food here]. But, if I ate 100% healthy all the time, what would be the point in running as much as I do? Sure, I'd be fast, but at what cost? Afterall, sometimes you just want to crack open a beer and a pint of ice cream and throw them together in the blender. **shudder**
Do you use running as an excuse to have that beer milkshake now and again?