Running For The Joy Of Running

Gathering some thoughts on this subject below.

I disagree to a certain extent when I hear everyone talking about the joy of running. Not everyone has to run for the joy of running. Not everyone feels bad about pushing themselves and getting injured. I have run for the joy of running, I have run for pushing myself to goals which seemed unachievable. I don’t call them joy of running. They are simply my targets.


Such people may be a minority in the runners community. But let’s accept them for what they are. I carry my injuries with pride. They were my teachers. I learnt from them. Secretly, I enjoyed those injuries. That’s just what I am. And I love it.


3 thoughts on “Running For The Joy Of Running”

  1. Hi Tanvir,

    I am planning to do the ADHM for the first time.Which training plan do you recommend? My proficiency levekl would be a notch up than the beginner but I am able to do only 10K at the most.

    Thanks and regards,


    1. Jatinder, I would suggest you go ahead with the Half Higdon Novice 2 Half Marathon plan. Check it out at

      1. Thanks very much.Look forward to meeting you sometime soon perhaps will run behind you in AHDM with you as a marker.

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