My buddy Dennis and I came up with this question about seven or eight years ago on a 9 mile run. The more time goes by, the more I like it.
They say you shouldn’t… They say you can’t…
They say you should learn to love the body you have… Who is “they”, anyway? If I’d tried to love the body I had after I quit smoking cigarettes, as “they” suggest, I’d be ten years older – and still miserable.
They say you should only do low impact aerobic exercise… Who is they anyway?
They say you can’t run if you’re a smoker (or that you can’t run fast, or more than a couple of miles). Bullshit you can’t – who is “they” anyway?
They say running is bad for you, or your joints. Who is “they” anyway?
There is a simple answer to the question: “They” are the folks who want to justify their status as a couch potato by selectively quoting medical professionals in an attempt to make it appear that “you” are doing it wrong when they are.