Is the social stigma associated with running in public justified? (This does not include people running for exercise)
I didn't realize there was a social stigma
I feel like there are 3 reasons
To get somewhere
To have fun
It's not a social stigma. It's practical. Business don't want you running in their establishments for liability reasons. Where did you get that it's a social stigma?
I'm not sure I understand the question.
I haven't discovered this social stigma, but there is not a downtown-type area here to view this. My friend runs to work and must look absolutely ridiculous, but I'm unsure what people must think about it.
He runs in full work clothes, often with food, and is super tall, skinny, clumsy, and flails..
I love to run, but I get weird looks for it. I hate it.
This makes me think about how I was always taught to walk, and not run in the hallways at school (or in the house) when I was younger. I felt like I could never run anywhere. There was always a reason for not being able to run ????
I'M RUNNING! ARREST ME! Oh wait. No, don't do that.
Running is usually symbolic of a person on a tight schedule who is trying to either make up for lost time, or they just like to get places as quickly as possible.
What social stigma?
When people look at others as being strange or weird, because apparently running isn't "mainstream" unless if it is being utilized as a form of exercise.
You never usually see adults running to get somewhere faster. Once in a while, you'll see a brisk walk, but they never real out into a full-on run.