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May 21, 2010

My love/hate relationship with running

Filed under: sports — Steve Knaus @ 3:29 pm

Top things I hate about running

  1. Speed work in the severe cold
  2. Tempo runs in the sweltering heat
  3. Hitting the wall miles from home
  4. The pain of minor injuries
  5. The fear of major injuries
  6. Running out of water
  7. Pushing too hard and paying for it
  8. Answering detractors (No, it won’t kill me!)

Top ten things I love about running

  1. The solitude of a solo run
  2. Deep talks on a run with family or a patient friend
  3. Being faster than my brothers
  4. Trying to keep up with my sisters
  5. The adventures of long runs
  6. The goodies given out at races
  7. Eating what I want, as much as I want
  8. Being in shape and having more energy
  9. Accomplishing goals; finding my limits
  10. The support of my family


  1. Sweltering heat and bitter cold are both realy bad, but the bitter cold is tougher for me, because of breathing. When it’s really warm I don’t have that.

    The best feeling about running is that feeling when you just can’t stop and it all seems to be so easy…

    Comment by sportsbetplaza — May 21, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

  2. Lame

    Comment by john knaus — May 21, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

  3. As I always say, every step you take is one step further from the house. Find another hobby. 🙂

    Comment by Anthony — May 25, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

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