>General Running>Why do we make it so complicated?
"Good-looking people have no spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter." - Lester Bangs
Hehehe -- it didn't hit a nerve at all, I just find it funny how people whine so much about "too many gadgets, it's toooo complex, why won't people just run"--I find all that whining pretty funny. I assume you people enjoy the whining, and it is part of what you like about posting, and that's ok with me. There is a whole 2000mile forum which is *hilarious* and full of people whining all the time about how they hate people who use gadgets, and hate everybody else's systems, and they're always arguing about systems. Lots of insulting, and most of them are just playing crazy characters for fun, and pretending to be crotchety as hell for entertainment value. It's great fun -- I recommend it heartily -- well, as long as you are a person who is in a good mood and enjoys the crazy things people post, like I do.
if you get your feelings hurt easily -- and it sounds like you might be one of those people - then take it really slowly and build up your endurance, until you can find yourself able to enjoy more and more posts per week. Later, after you have built a good base of being able to read posts without getting your feelings hurt, you can work up to intervals (reading particularly sarcastic and funny things over, to enjoy them again), and speedwork (reading long threads really fast) - that is for advanced forum users. First you need to build a good base though, then you'll be ready to advance later on.
I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it. firstname.lastname@example.org
People get so wrapped in criticizing how everyone else runs, and criticizing which gadgets they use. Why do we make it so complicated? Why can't just celebrate the fact that lots of people are running, and quit whining that we don't like what they do or how many gadgets they carry, or that they wear running skirts?
Are you really that bored?
Are you an idiot? This is a good discussion.
I wouldn't rule it out.
But that doesn't change the fact that this "discussion" has been rehashed in about 10 threads over the last two days. Someone's trolling. And I think its you. Both times.
You are the troll.
We get so wrapped up in the science of running that we forget to enjoy it's simplicity...
I'd say that turning a discussion from "keep it simple" to "insults cause suicide" might be a wee bit over the top. Just a little.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
I went in there once, but it triggered PTSD.