It only took me six years to realize it, but I hate running.
I started running in 2007. It was the first time that I actually, consciously chose to exercise for the sake of exercise. I was in law school and needed a way to reduce my stress and lose the 25 lbs I’d gained throughout college.
For a first-time exerciser, running seemed like the go-to thing. I totally sucked at it — I couldn’t run more than a few minutes without walking, and my “running” was about the speed of most peoples’ saunters. But I powered through because I knew I would get better.
But six years later, three Disneyland Half Marathons later, pushing myself through insufferable training plans, and countless other 5 and 10Ks, and the only thing I’ve gotten better at is figuring out where the cameras are on the race course.