August 25 2017
Run Eat Repeat advises on the best things to eat and drink before and after long summer runs so that you can stay healthy all season.
A while back I attended a running coach certification course. It was through a reputable organization and I learned so much about running, the body, training and more. But it wasn’t just talk of IT bands and mile splits. The instructor kept it interesting and at one point he compared running to sex, I think partially just to get our attention (and it worked).
He was just making a joke! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized running does have a lot of similarities to sex…
Most of the time you’re practically naked.
It makes you sweaty.
It gets your heart-rate up.
You can do it alone or with a friend.
Sometimes you have to convince people to do it with you by promising brunch after.
There’s heavy breathing and awkward sounds.
The right music gets you in the mood or pumped up for it.
You get better with practice.
When you don’t have a lot of time you’ve got to fit in a short, quick session.
Everyone knows you do it but no one wants to hear you talk about it.
And finally, running is like sex because it makes you happy and gives you endorphins.