Do any of you notice that Running Haters are usually NOT EVEN RUNNERS??!
True, I have a love/hate relationship with running but in the end I LOVE it and try to do it as often as possible, even if I am not the worlds best or fastest.
I was talking to my coach today, an elite rider who is quite a bit better than I.
Coach: I don't know how you do it, you are going to ruin your knees for sure.
Me: You know what I normally say to that? "I might end up with bad knees but you are out of SHAPE!" HAHA! (but she is not, and she knew this was tounge in cheek)
Coach: (sadly) I can't even run two feet....
Me:(helpfully, and stating the obvious) You might be going to fast?
Coach: Maybe, but I really can't do it. I have asthma.
Me: Well. Lots of people with asthma run, and I know some personally so know it can be done, can be done well and you are only a mild case. You could start off really slow, take lots of walk breaks, easy stuff!
Coach: Really, when I try to run to airport terminals I get all out of breath, I just can't run.
Me: (getting sick of conversation) When you run in the airport you are most likely hampered by luggage, running faster than you can manage and under pressure. And honestly, do you even want to run??
Coach: No because I can't. And it would probably ruin my knees.