i dont care. I love it wrote:
Let’s talk about what’s good about letsrun.
I love it because I bloody miss the Jesus-God 10 milers with the boys. 20+ years ago and I can still remember the mix of absurd, deep, sad, and flat out madness that is 5-15 very fit dudes chit-chatting on the run for an hour each day. You would voluntarily go out and wreck yourself on the regular for these guys. The boards have shades of this ‘Here’s a thought, what do you guys have to say about it?’ Runners are, on average, more interesting than normal humans. People who think, sometimes absurd thoughts, but thinking happens. And there is a tenderness and a brutality to the dialogue that takes time to learn, but is a very interesting game. I occasionally get out with an old team mate for a ‘fat dad jog’ but it’s just not the same, and never will be. Content with the shadows.
Except when your ran with the guys, all your racist and other BS crap was on YOU. You couldn't hide behind anonymous name. You couldn't post multiple times to boast your BS position, especially with full blown lies. You owned your thoughts and your positions, and your teammates could either agree or call you out on it. Would most of the people say the stuff they post here out loud to anyone.....NO!
That's how this isn't a run with the guys. This is pulling out the worst and hiding behind a fake username. This board was 100000000x better 15+ years ago when people were somewhat civil and it seemed like true talk/discussion. Now it's mostly the worst of our society.