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Outrunning Addictions

Here I am some years into my fitness journey. I have kicked smoking (unless I am on fire), drinking like a fish in a tub of Vodka, collecting Matchbox cars, watching CSI, smoking pot and eating junk food.

Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about certain things.

A few years ago I started running. A lot of people start running. Some folks stick with it. For now I happen to be one of them. Running makes me feel really good - sensational in fact.

It's my new addiction.

How do you know if you are addicted running?
- you talk about it - until your non-running friend's ears bleed.
- you think about it when planning a vacation and sometimes a trip to the store.
- you have running shoes for all your non-running activities except for yoga (unless you do it at home).
- you aren't shocked by men wearing tights.
- you schedules dates for 5 pm so they are over by 8 p,. After all you need to get up and run.
- you correct others on the correct use of the word “marathon”.
- you ask your special someone to go on a running date with you.
- you believe running cures everything from colds to arthritis.
- your GPS says "3.1 miles" and you think I could run this in 25 minutes.
- you have running routes for different distances.
- your tolerance for pain exceeds your intelligence.
- runner’s high, it's about the runner’s high

David is working on his second book. Stayed tuned for details. (What?! you didn't read the first one?)

Thanks for the votes and comments. you guys rock.

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cbmcphillips wrote 94 months ago:
Love it...let us know when the next one comes out:)
Leahbcc wrote 94 months ago:
Great post David
MyChocolateDiet wrote 94 months ago:
- you beleive running cures everything from colds to arthritis. <====that's how I feel about chile, does that mean I'm addicted to chile?
iRun_Butterfly wrote 94 months ago:
LOL!!! Love this, I must be a junkie because I can easily confirm at least 8 of the "signs" of addiction you've listed!! And I've only been running just under a year...oh boy!
shmulyeng wrote 94 months ago:
Guilty of almost every one of these :)
jmnicholas wrote 94 months ago:
Not sure I want to give up CSI...can I be addicted to that AND running?
STrooper wrote 94 months ago:
You see others out running and wish you were out there with them.
workout_ninja wrote 94 months ago:
love this list and agree with it all - except running 3.1 in 25 minutes! try 30 lol!!!

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