Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Runner's High? Not for me!

There are a log of blogs out there that are dedicated to fitness and exercise. Among them, many feature bloggers who are into running, like myself. What I've noticed in a lot of these blogs is that there tends to be a post describing "runner's high"...a feeling of euphoria that occurs at some point during their run. It's described as an amazing feeling that helps motivate them for future endeavors.

I, however, do not get this.

Nope. I have no idea what a runner's high feels like. How I wish I did!

I do, however, get what I call "runner's indifference". At some point during my runs, I reach a point where I stop feeling like I'm torturing myself, where my breathing has regulated, and even if my muscles feel sore, I'm running at a steady pace. And at that point, I may not feel great or amazing, but I do feel like I could keep going for quite awhile. Like, "I can stop anytime, but I don't NEED to." Take THAT, former lazy self!

So, I'd like to hear from you, if you are a runner, or any other type of athlete. Do you have experience with runner's high...or can you merely relate to my indifference? Why do you think some people get this elated feeling while others miss out? Tell me, please!


  1. I enjoy running and love how I feel after a run, but I don't get the high too often.

  2. I'm the same way! I never understand what people mean by "runner's high." I just plain don't enjoy running at any point.. but I keep at it anyways. I love your "runner's indifference" comment- so true!

  3. I've discovered that I also get "runners annoyance" - this usually happens during timed runs when I think that I should be just about done, but then I look at my watch and I have 10 minutes left.

    Thanks for the comments!