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'OK, you're a runner. Get over it'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    WSJ writer is tired of runners being all up in his face about running:


    What's with this infatuation with running and the near-mandatory ritual of preening about it?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Probably vegan, too.
  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    You tell us.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    And what's the deal with airline food? Am I right?
  5. vicd

    vicd Active Member

  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    OK. So you got some sneakers.

    That don't impress me much.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The 13.1 and 26.2 stickers are stupid and vapid.

    Everything else in that column is garbage.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I bet Chad Stafko is out of shape. Most of us are predisposed to not liking people or things that remind us about how we probably should be living.

    For example, smart, sober, friendly people annoy the crap out of me.
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Legislate your own morality.
    Worry about your own mortality.
    We'll both be food for worms in 100 years.
    Same thing goes for the aggressive vegetarianism.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    "OK, I'm a judgmental asshole. Get over it."
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Running a marathon is a hell of a feat. I have no problem with people being proud by putting the 26.2 sticker on their car. Hell, I'm impressed.

    I think it's silly to have the 13.1 sticker.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I have friends who run ultramarathons. They just finished a 100K (62 miles).

    They ran for 13 hours straight.

    I can't even sit on the couch and watch TV for 13 hours straight.
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