The Seduction of Addiction: A Runner’s Confession

Really interesting look at exercise addiction, specifically from a runner’s perspective. It’s amazing how something so “healthy” can completely takeover and control your life. I know that I’ve experienced this several times over.

But here, too, it’s hard to see how—given the tendency of the high to diminish for the exercise freak—the temptation to add one more mile could be resisted, especially when acute negative consequences do not result. It’s hard to imagine ever effectively treating this “disorder.”

Here’s the full read from Pacific Standard.