An Open Letter to Running

Dear Running,

While we’ve gotten to know each other a bit over the last month, I wanted to formally introduce myself.

Hi. I’m Emily. I’ve never been a big fan of you but like an idiot I signed up for a half marathon. I wanted to challenge myself. And, boy, have you not disappointed.

To be blunt, you are awful. Every time we get together, I want to punch you in the face. You have a unique way of making me feel like I’m my 80 year old grandmother. (hi Nannie!) Did I do something to offend you?

I’ve heard, from those that enjoy you, that there is something known as a runner’s high. That eventually running will feel great, euphoric even. Well, I think they’re high off something, but it’s not running.

Running, we’re never going to be friends. But one day I hope to consider you an acquaintance; a contact that I say hi to as I pass on the street or someone who I occasionally stalk on Facebook. Until then, I will curse every mile that we hang out.

On another note, thanks for bringing me closer to my buddy, ibuprofen.

Sincerely,
Emily

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6 Responses to An Open Letter to Running

  1. Sus says:

    This is hilarious! You are going to be BFF come January!

  2. Steven says:

    Oh em gee…I had no idea you had a blog. Shoutout to ibuprofen!

  3. NANNIE says:

    I SO TOTALLY AGREE. I HAVE NEVER TRIED RUNNING-WALKING IS PLENTY FAST ENOUGH AND I DON’T LIKE IT ABIT. XXXXXNANNIE

  4. Lesley says:

    I have yet to experience the runner’s high…also doubting it’s existence.

  5. Teri says:

    Hey Emily!

    I absolutely love your blog and reading it makes me miss seeing your face at the Theta house! I just wanted to let you know that I have full faith in you that you can run this half marathon! I ran my first this past summer! I have been running regularly for a while now and might have had the runner’s high a couple times and the rest of the time I hate it! I truly look at running as a way to burn calories and that is what keeps me going!

    Good luck with your training!

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