I finally get it.
The non runner asks why? "I can't think of anything more dull than running".
Sure running can sometimes be boring and a chore to get done, running on a dark cold winters morning, where's the fun in that? Where's the fun when your thighs are burning running up a long hill?
But I finally get it, after 8 years of running and wondering why I run. It's after the run is done that I reap the benefits.
It's later that day when my thinking is somehow clearer.
It's at the end of the day when I'm so tired and I sleep like a baby.
It's later when I'm feeling chilled and I don't care that my neighbour drives a better car, has a better house or a better job.
It's after a lunchtime run I can work better.
It's after a lunchtime run I don't get stressed out by work.
It's after the run I want eat more healthy.
It's after the run when I feel more positive about myself.
The non runner says "It's bad for the joints"
The weight of an obese body is bad for the joints.
Yes I finally get it.