Ha! Why do they hate us? Because runners are so goddamn virtuous. This made me laugh…good writing by blogger Paige Frank, which prompted my reply “we’re flawed as well…in some cases running is a way to channel otherwise self-destructive tendencies.”
From her blog http://takingfences.com
"High-achievers run. They go to church. They volunteer.
They get up early every morning and run five or 20 miles, shower, and head out the door to cure Alzheimers or run Fortune 500 companies, eating perhaps a protein-rich salad for lunch before returning home for a peaceful dinner hour with their academically gifted children, followed by 90 minutes of sophisticated post-bedtime banter with their spouse, which is itself followed by tender, inventive love-making that just gets more meaningful and acrobatic as the years roll by.
That’s what runners do.”"