When I started running, I saw a lot of stuff about why running is a bad idea. From how it hurts your knees to how boring and painful it is, there’s a lot out there about why other forms of exercise are better ways to workout.
I can see where some of these things are coming from. I recently attempted to cycle for the first time in a long time, and afterwards felt how a lot of people feel after a short jog: it was hard, it hurt and I didn’t want to do it again.
Based off past experience, this would be how I’d expect to feel about running. But it isn’t. To my surprise, after a short time of struggling to keep up the commitment, I began to enjoy going for a run. In this post I’d like to talk a bit about why this was, and in contrast to the many obvious reasons why someone wouldn’t want to run, offer 10 reasons why I think it’s a great idea. So without further ado, here we go: