Saturday, December 13, 2014

Why Run If You Don't Have To?

I got serious about running once a long time ago and ultimately stopped.  It hurt my knees, my lower back, my upper back, was brutally boring, and very time consuming.  But hey, that's just me. Well, sort of.  Here's an excerpt from an article at Wired that explains the physiology behind the suffering involved in running while simultaneously advocating for it as a good form of exercise:
Magness says these problems are most common with beginning runners, but even the Olympians he coaches admit to suffering. So maybe I wasn’t born to run, but at least I know I’m not alone in my misery. Maybe one day I can catch up to the pros, and take my complaining to a whole new level.
Me - I'm an ellipse trainer kind of a guy: easier on the body, just as intense, and less time consuming.