Why I’m Going to Quit Running

I love running, but sometimes it doesn’t love me back. Sometimes it seems like we aren’t even friends. What starts off as a great time turns into what feels like a march to my death—so I quit… sort of.

During every marathon I’ve ever run, I’ve waved the white flag at some point. Despite my love for the sport, it’s surprisingly easy to tell myself I’m never running again—just as soon as I make it to one last finish line.

In fact, I never even have to look for a reason to quit. Every excuse I could ever need finds me. These are just a few of my reasons for retiring from running.

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