And never believe me if I tell you otherwise.
Ran my first meet at my home course today. 23:57 for a 5k, not bad, but not my best.
I complain about running way too much. I don't really know why. I dread practices, and I hate workouts. But I don't hate running. I love it more then any other sport I've ever done.
I love getting a good kick 100 or 200 meters before the finish. It feels like flying. I love the endorphin high you get after races, when everything is dizzy in just the right way. I love the way that spikes feel, because it makes your feet feel light and wonderful. I love running barefoot cool-downs, and I love it when the grass is cold.
I say that I hate to run, but I'm lying. I love to run. It's the most natural sport you could ever do. Its just you and the earth.
Go find yourself a grassy field and run barefoot in it. (I dare you.)