11 Ways “Running” Gets a Bad Rap

For some reason, running has a really bad reputation.

At the mere mention of having recently run a half marathon, I was met with a remarkably painful expression—complete with an accompanying groan—from a non-runner. And, on some level, I get it. Some folks don't like running. But it sure seems like the word, itself, has a terrible reputation, regardless of context.

"Run" isn't a four letter word—but it might as well be. The "R" word is associated with all sorts of commonly used negative phrases.

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