Running shoes on. Laces tied. Head phones in. Watch set to 00:00 – and go. 00:01. 00:02.
Running is like a drug. Some people use it as a stress relief: the equivalent to a long drag on that first cigarette of the day, or that first sip of beer after a long day at work. Others use it as a simple form of exercise, a dependable way to stay in shape, tone the abs and balance the occasional indulgence in sweets and treats that come in all shapes and digestible sizes. And of course, you have the competitive runners who have made running their sport and train heavily for half-marathons, marathons, triathlons, ironmans etc.