The Running Truth


detail of the legs of runners at the start of a marathon race


Running is full of do’s and don’ts. It takes a lot of guts to sign up for that first marathon, so give yourself a quick pat on the back before things get real.

To help you muddle through here are some of the training truths that may not hold true, but likely will.

  • You’ll always be planning your next meal


  • Your friends will always tell you to put down the cookie


  • You will feel confident about yourself that you can do hard things

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  • Runners come in all shapes and sizes.

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  • You’ll talk more about bathroom habits than you ever planned.

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  • Running doesn’t have to be so serious, it’s supposed to be fun…not easy, but fun.


This should be a huge accomplishment for you. Own it, embrace it. Happy Running!


Fareeha Imdad

Assistant Editor/ Columnist, Existentialist, Shopaholic, Feminist killjoy,

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