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Why Would Any Sane Person Take Up Running?

In producing and illustrating my new e-book, I Despise Functioning and You Can Also, I desired to deal with a lot of the whys and hows of distance operating, for both of those longtime runners and those who are curious about accomplishing their very first 5K. The e-book is not so considerably about particular education options or what footwear to wear rather, it points out why any sane man or woman would, in the 21st century, operate any farther than they desired to capture a bus. I use a lot more than 65 illustrations to make perception of items like procrastination, setbacks, pain, and comparing ourselves to other runners, as properly as to give perspective on a pastime that would seem odd to others and, plenty of instances, to all those of us who operate, much too. 

The following illustrations all seem in the e-book, which is available for preorder now and ships March 16. 

From Chapter thirteen: “Loving A thing Is Unique than Liking It” 

From Chapter four: “Compete (Versus Oneself)”

You vs. You, if you had skipped this run vs. you, six months ago vs. you, when you were a person who never could have imagined running this far

From Chapter nine: “Progress Is Not a Straight Line” 

A plan, ideally

A plan, actually

From Chapter seven: “Inspiration Is Not a Strategy”


From Chapter eight: “Write Your Possess Definition of Success” 

People who get to decide what the point of all your running is: you

From Chapter eleven: “There Are No ‘Hacks’” 

The zen of running: Put in the miles so you can put in the miles so you can...

Brendan Leonard’s new e-book, I Despise Functioning and You Can Also: How to Get Started off, Keep Likely, and Make Feeling of an Irrational Enthusiasm, is available for preorder now.

Lead Illustration: Brendan Leonard

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