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OhTheIrony July 1st, 2013 5:32pm

Is the social stigma associated with running in public justified? (This does not include people running for exercise)

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:12 pm

I didn't realize there was a social stigma

Mattiga14 Massachusetts
07/01/13 3:05 pm

I feel like there are 3 reasons

To get somewhere
To exercise
To have fun

Wert A picture of my junk
07/01/13 12:29 pm

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?

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/01/13 11:56 am

I'm not sure I understand the question.

XercesBlue ...
07/01/13 10:51 am

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.

XercesBlue ...
07/01/13 10:52 am

He runs in full work clothes, often with food, and is super tall, skinny, clumsy, and flails..

Kris Humidity Central
07/01/13 10:44 am

I love to run, but I get weird looks for it. I hate it.

PeanutButterJulie Cincinnati
07/01/13 10:42 am

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 ????

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:34 am

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.

susanr Colorado
07/01/13 10:33 am

What social stigma?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:35 am

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.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
07/01/13 10:36 am

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.