No, You Don’t Hate Running

What is No, You Don’t Hate Running?

No, You Don’t Hate Running is a quote attributed to Mark Twain. The quote was first used in the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Charles Dickens. It is often misattributed to Twain.

It means: “I don’t like running.”

Why People Say No, You Don’t Hate Running?

People say no, they dislike running because it’s hard work and takes time. They think that if someone doesn’t like something then they shouldn’t do it. However, the truth is that people don’t have any negative feelings towards doing things just because they’re unpleasant or difficult.

If you don’t like something, then why not change your mind? If you hate running, then why don’t you run instead?

In fact, there are many people who love running.

So why don’t they stop hating it and start loving it? Why do some people hate running while others love it?

There are several reasons behind this saying. One reason is that the person may have been told to never say no to anything ever since childhood.

This makes them develop a victim mindset; they think that life is out to get them. They have this idea that work and effort are bad. They feel if something is unpleasant, it shouldn’t be done.

This attitude leads them to dwell in misery and unhappiness as they never take any actions towards improving their situation or achieving their goals.

Another reason is that people don’t like to push themselves. They’re used to having things easy and effortless in their lives. They need instant gratification.

They don’t want to put in the effort required to get things done because they’re afraid of failure and the possibility of disappointment.

People fear pain and suffering, so they would rather choose the path of least resistance. As a result, they never have to suffer through tough challenges that could be beneficial to them in the long-term.

What Does It Mean To You?

To someone who says no, you don’t hate running, it means that they’re comfortable with their life and don’t want to do anything to change it. They feel that if something is unpleasant or difficult then it shouldn’t be done. If they fail, then they suffer the consequences of their actions.

If something is challenging and might require effort, they won’t even try because failure is not an option for them. This attitude makes them complacent and stagnant. They never set goals or try to improve their situation because they’re afraid of the possibility of suffering.

Never Say No To Anything To them, it’s better to play it safe than to suffer the consequences of any challenges.

What Should You Do If You Say No, You Don’t Hate Running?

You should never say no to anything because it limits your potential. If you hate something, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stop doing it. If you don’t like running, then you should start running every day.

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You should be challenging yourself and doing the things that are difficult and unpleasant to do. The more you do something that you dislike, the more you’ll grow accustomed to the activity and it will become easier for you to plow through it.

Make a list of all the things you don’t like doing or are unpleasant to you. Do these activities anyway even if you hate doing them. Use willpower and motivation to keep yourself going.

Think of why it’s important for you to do them.

Maybe you need to do it to survive. Maybe you need to do it to achieve your goals and dreams in life. Whatever the reason, do it with utmost dedication.

Keep pushing yourself to the limit because only then will you truly be able to achieve greatness. You can’t let yourself get complacent and rest on your past accomplishments.

You need to always be striving for more. The moment you stop becoming better is the moment you start becoming worse, so you should keep challenging yourself whenever you can.

No Matter What Others Say, Don’t Ever Stop Running!

If you hate jogging, then run every day no matter what. If you hate doing sit-ups, then do them every day. Keep at it and eventually, it will become a habit.

These activities will be second nature to you. You’ll develop an immunity towards the negative thoughts and feelings you once had towards these things. Eventually, they won’t be unpleasant anymore and you might even find them fun.

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Don’t you dare ever stop running! You should always keep going even if everyone tells you to stop. Maybe they’re jealous of your passion, drive, and ambition in life.

It takes a lot of guts to do what it is that you’re doing and you should be commended for it. Some people might not be able to handle the pressure that’s involved in your journey to becoming the best runner in the world.

What seems impossible at first will eventually become possible through dedication and hard work. You’re capable of more than you give yourself credit for. Nobody is stopping you from achieving your goals but you, so don’t say no to anything.

Get out there and keep on running!

After finishing this article, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your own life. Think about the things that you hate doing and ask yourself why you haven’t stopped doing them yet. They don’t deserve to run with you if they can’t handle the burden of possibly failing.

Run Forever!

I believe that running, at its core, is a very symbolic activity. The reason why I got into running in the first place was because I felt it was symbolic of my journey in life. There have been so many times where I’ve wanted to stop and give up but I always managed to keep going no matter what.

This is something I wish everybody could experience.

Do you have a goal that you’ve been trying to reach for some time now? Is it really impossible for you to achieve or have you just given up on it already without even realizing it?

Get motivated and get back on track because you can do it if you truly believe in yourself!

Everyone has the ability to do great things in life. You just need to find that thing that will motivate you and push you to be the best version of yourself.

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Running is a very powerful activity that can teach us many life lessons. It requires dedication, hard work, and most importantly, patience. I want to help you guys learn these important lessons through running and improve your lives because I know deep down that each and every one of you has a desire to run.

So I encourage you guys to get out there and keep on running!

So keep on running and reach for the stars! No matter what negative things are going on in your life, keep on running and they won’t seem so bad anymore.

Run free and run wild!

– Matt

What are some things you want to do in life? Is running one of them? If not, then why not?

Think about the things that you’ve been putting off for so long that you’ve made excuses for not doing it. Go to the top of that mountain you’ve been wanting to climb or take that trip around the world you’ve always envisioned. Life is a journey I want you to enjoy and the only person who is going to hold you back is yourself.

So get out there and start running! Now is the time to make a change and pursue your goals!

Set a goal for yourself that you know you can reach. It doesn’t have to be running a 5k, or even a 10k. It could be as simple as walking up a flight of stairs without having to stop and rest several times.

I guarantee that you will feel more accomplished than you do right now. Take your time and work your way up as I want you to avoid getting hurt. There is no rush and you should only go at a pace you feel comfortable with.

Remember the feelings you have right now because I want you to remember how it felt when you accomplished your goal. If you ever feel demotivated in the future, then think back to this moment and remember how good you felt. The passion for running will always be there; you just have to ignite it again.

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Questions About Running?

Even if you aren’t a runner yet, but have some questions about running, I encourage you to head on over to the Beginner Running Program and ask your questions in the FAQ thread! Everyone is encouraged to help you out!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Beginner Running Plan FAQ as well!

Good luck and most of all have fun!

Running Organizations

In case you’re interested in following some professional runners and their adventures, these are some of the best organizations to follow!

Fun Runners (my main group): A fun loving community that is all about motivation and progress. No competitive elite runners here, just enthusiastic beginners, intitals, and pros.

ZombieRunner: A website dedicated to tracking your progress and rank against other runners. It also has a fun community of people who share similar interests.

Runtastic: A GPS app that tracks how far you run and even tells you your pace! It also connects with other apps such as Google Earth so you can see a 3D simulation of where you’ve ran! Very cool site!

Other Tools

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C25K (Couch to 5k) apps: Very useful app for those starting off. It gets you from barely being able to run a mile to being able to run a 5k in 8 weeks! Just be sure to pace yourself and listen to your body.

There are multiple versions of this app, so be sure to get the right one for you!

Other 5k Training Programs: Just in case you’re not satisfied with my program, here are some alternatives!

General FAQ

What does couch to 5k mean?

C25K stands for couch to 5k. It’s a program that gets you from being completely new to running (sitting on the couch) to being able to run a 5k, in about 8 weeks. The program has become extremely popular and there are multiple versions of it. This is the one I use and recommend.

Is this program for me?

This program is for anyone who wants to start running and lose weight. It’s great for beginners as well as people who have dabbled in running before, but have never found a program that they can stick to. This program works for almost everyone, but if you have health issues, I urge you to check with your doctor before starting any fitness routine.

I’m in great shape.

Will this program work for me?

Yes. This program is great for people in great shape as well. This program isn’t meant to turn you into a fast runner. It’s merely meant to get you from running a 5k, to running a 5k faster.

I’ve tried running before and I gave up. I don’t think I’m an athlete so I won’t be able to complete this program.

That’s not true. Anyone can run, and almost anyone can complete this program. Give it a try and if you don’t like it, you can stop at any time.

If you’re really set on not being able to do this program, then I’d suggest starting off at a slower pace and only progressing once you’ve completed the 8 week program.

Is this program compliant with the guidelines of my high school/college/employer?

It should be, but you should still double check with them as I won’t take responsibility if you get in trouble.

Can I do more than the program calls for?

Yes, but only on Day 1. On your other training days, you must follow the routine exactly. I set it up this way so you have the chance to push yourself a little every day while still getting rest and not getting hurt.

How long do I need to train before I can complete a 5k?

It depends on how fit you are now. Some people can complete this program in under a month, but others may take close to 6 months. It really just depends on how much time you can put in each day and how consistent you are.

I don’t have access to certain equipment, can I substitute or do less?

You can substitute, but you might not get the best results. You should substitute with things that are similar.

Sources & references used in this article:

I Hate Running! by AE Rhodes, TG Rozell… – National Center for …, 2018 –

“Real men don’t hate women”: Twitter rape threats and group identity by C Hardaker, M McGlashan – Journal of Pragmatics, 2016 – Elsevier

” Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful”: A Commercial in Context. by M LeVine – 2013 – Simon and Schuster

Americans Don’t Hate Taxes, They Hate Paying Taxes by JJ Kreisman, H Straus – 2010 – Penguin

Why you hate work by G Grow – 1988 – ERIC

Don’t Hate Her for Being Fit by S Forward, J Torres – 2011 – Bantam