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The 17 Stages Of Going On A Run

If you have a love/hate relationship with running

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1. When you wake up and can't decide if you're excited about exercising....

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...or dreading it

2. So then you spend all day pretending not to think about it

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You plan your day around it: "Do I eat now? Later? I can't be full, but if I'm hungry I'll crash!!!"

3. Until you have some coffee...

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...and then IT'S SO GO TIME

4. You spend forever trying on running gear

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To motivate yourself, duh

5. And then even more time making the perfect playlist

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Because running is basically an excuse for non-stop jamming out

6. At first when you start out it's pretty much a mess

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Because you're all creaky and sore and your legs hate you

7. But then you hit your stride

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And all is right in the world

8. Until the coffee hits your tummy...

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...and gives 'the runs' a whole new meaning

9. Sometimes you find the best outdoor adventure trails

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And you feel like the only person who truly appreciates nature and just plain ol' being alive

10. And then suddenly, it happens...

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RUNNER'S HIGH!!!!! People stare at you like you're crazy when you run by them grinning, but haters gonna hate

11. Running starts to just feel like your new state of being

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You barely even notice that your legs are still moving

12. But eventually, the miles start to take a toll

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And you're all: "Empires have risen and fallen, men have lived and died, and I'M STILL RUNNING. HOW!?!?!"

13. You push yourself and refuse to quit

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Because you're fierce af

14. And you finally finish...

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...even if it's on your hands and knees

15. For a little while, eating is the last thing you'd want to do

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Even the thought of food is nauseating

16. Until eating is all you can think about

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"I'll have one of everything on the menu...with a side of fries"

17. And finally, post stuffing-your-face and hot shower...

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...sweet, blissful ~ s l e e p ~. Another day of #beastmode in the books. Tomorrow: wake up and do it all again!

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