“As a runner, you have probably heard it all: “I only run when I am being chased.” “How can you just run?” “I hate running!” “I don't understand how someone can run for fun!”
These comments make sense if you consider them from the perspective of a non-runner, but how are we to respond? How can we justify loving a sport that other athletes view as punishment?
From their perspective, it seems ludicrous to spend all this time trying to get good at what other athletes are forced to do when they are bad. ”