There's a marathon in my city today and of course the websites, newscasts and papers are stuffed full of those stories of so-and-so running for his (fill in the blank) to bring attention to (fill in the blank)...
Only, Mr. so-and-so is a daily runner, a lawyer and likely one of those people who have stickers on their car with sayings like "I Run, Therefore, I Am" and such nonsense.
I would find a 300lb fatty who decided to run a marathon in memory of her mom or to bring attention to his diabetic condition much more inspiring.
Why must so many runners insist they're doing it for some cause when in fact, they're out running in the parks every day, they make a hobby of marathons and they love to boast about their 3 minute mile?
What's the problem just saying "I fucking LOVE to run and it gets me a lot of attention at the office!"?
[quote]I would find a 300lb fatty who decided to run a marathon in memory of her mom or to bring attention to his diabetic condition much more inspiring.
I would find that alarming. Such a person would be taking a serious risk at harming his or her health.
Because they believe themselves to be noble.
Running is inherently narcissistic, so it attracts a lot of narcissists and sociopaths.
The Komen Tit Races are the worst. The weeping, "proudful," "sisters banding together," "showing my strength," "running for my mother," "doing this to show cancer who's boss" crap offers the definitive display of why some people can't abide the general cuntery. I want to pull off every fake tit in the herd and stomp on it.
And R1 has a serious problem.
R3 is right, of course, and it's not a gender-based issue. But women, of course, make it even worse.
R4, you must've truly loved that series of pharmercials a few years back in which each one actor after another would get up and announce in a stentorian manner, "I'm ready to Fight. My. Cancer."
Drove me nuts.
What's worse are the ones that Facebook post how far they've run every day, self-portraits of themselves in various yoga poses, and inspirational messages about running to their other running friends.
On the other hand, my extremely overweight cousin, who last year embarked on a healthy weight loss and get-in-shape program, completed her first 5K today. I'm very proud if her and she can post away.
R3, as a lifelong runner, I think I might have to agree with you to an extent. I recently became friends with this (gorgeous) guy I work with because we bonded through our mutual enjoyment of running. It occurred to me the other day that we're in a neverending pissing contest when it comes to updating each other on how many miles we've run, and how many seconds we've shaved off our paces.
I recently pegged him as a narcissist because he was bragging about running 2 miles at an impossibly fast pace (for him), but maybe I'm no better.
People run marathons if they are unlucky in love. It's too much a time commitment for snuggle bunnies.
Try being nice to one OP. You might be surprised at how they open up.
LMAO...as soon as I hit send the guy I was speaking of started texting me about running.
OP will have egg on her face when they actually do it.