So I’m at the coffeeshop and this guy I’ve known for years is there. The exchange was kinda like this-

J- So…. you run any marathons lately?

Me- Yeah, I did my first 50 miler last weekend!

J-I bet. All you talk about is running…… (Is he for real?! He just asked me!!!)

and then

J- Cool, I’ll see you in twenty years when you need new knees.

Me- Actually I’ve run with a lot of people that trail run into their 60’s with no injuries. I think it’s more unhealthy to eat shitty and not excercise.

J- Well my hips are bad so I can’t run.

Me- Yeah- it’s not for everybody. We all gotta find that thing we love.

 

 

These type of exchanges happen all the time! It drives me crazy! If you don’t want to know- don’t ask. I don’t need that negative bullshit in my life. Why can’t people just be supportive? I’ve had more negative feedback from people I know about my running than I ever imagined I’d get. ESPECIALLY talking about ultra’s. I don’t ‘get’ everything that the people I love do- but I support and encourage them. I encourage everyone to follow their dreams no matter how silly they might seem.

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