Running to Fight Rage and Hopefully PR: This run brought to you by spite and frustration

We all run for many different reasons, but do you ever have a run fueled purely by rage? Ever feel like if you don’t make a mad dash for the door in your running shoes you’re at the risk of slipping into one of those anger fugues? You black out and when you finally come to there’s carnage around you…people around you look like they’ve seen Godzilla?
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Rage happens, folks, and it’s a serious issue. So please, help fight the cause and support RTFRAHPR (Running To Fight Rage And Hopefully PR). Donate as many miles as you can, give with your hearts and your legs. Run until your muscles burn more than your pent up frustrations. In the end we’ll all win out.

It doesn’t take much, and your charitable donation of any size can save a little boy or girl. Maybe one named Alice or Dominic; maybe a pimply check-out boy at the grocery store, a bank teller who can’t add, the police officer who pulled you over for the broken tail light, the temp worker who broke the copy machine but refuses to fess up.
pissed runner
It’s okay, rage happens to the best of us, but next time you feel like you’re about to boil over, do the right thing and donate some miles. Blast a tempo run fueled purely by spite. Gut through a long run, mentally ranting and raving…you’ll certainly be helping yourself, your training, and poor, defenseless, incompetent Alice.
angry runners
To make a donation to the RTFRAHPR just lace up and go.

1) Stress and anger, do you sometimes look forward to your run especially after a really nasty day? Do you find running acts as a sort of release?

2) Have you been able to actually solve problems or come up with ways to get rid of some of that stress while on your runs?

3) How many miles were you able to donate to the RTFRAHPR fund today?? 😉

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18 thoughts on “Running to Fight Rage and Hopefully PR: This run brought to you by spite and frustration

  1. Couldn’t donate today! Actually had a lovely day with my Mum and little sister, and this wonderful cold (‘temporary immune system failure’). So instead I donated a happy 6 mile walk to the ‘Fighting Infection With Sweat and Laughter’ (FIWSAL) fund instead 🙂
    That being said, I do enjoy a good rage-filled run on occasion. Most of the time the rage disappears in the first few miles and is replaced by the gorgeous glow of endorphins. Remember ‘happy people don’t kill their husbands [read: rude people on the road], they just don’t’.

    • ARG!!! i wish i could come over there and kick the tush of that virus/bug that’s keeping u down!! ugh, feel better soon and don’t u worry, ur donation is ALWAYS appreciated no matter the form. 😉

  2. I donated 13 miles today (but, as you know, only 3 were ‘real’!).

    Love the new pics. AND running out frustration is super helpful. I usually do it when life in general becomes overwhelming. An early morning Monday or Tuesday run before class is perfect. As is a run after seeing a physio who tells you to take it easy (ggrrrrr).

    Are you ok miss frustrated angry runner?

    • haha…another one with our little ‘cross-training’ miles, and we’ll take all we can get, so thanks!! 🙂 aaaand, glad u like the pix too. 🙂

  3. Cait, Ever and anon you “hit it!” You strike cords
    that, I think , most of us can relate to, strongly! Love you! Keep up the good work!!!

  4. YES, to running pissed! 🙂 all of my night-time miles are fueled by my stressful day at work! and I feel sooooo much better when I return. Once I’m about 4-5 miles in I am able to think clearly and solve some issues with my anger, but usually i’m just frustrated with things that are ongoing (like when I can’t find the correct solution to healing my patient)
    LOVE this post Cait!
    I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. Love this !!! 🙂 Just wanted to let you know I love your site, so much I can relate to. Good luck with all your endeavors 🙂

  6. Love this post. so fun but true. I run all too often to release anger and stress. I am glad I have running for this outlet, I think a few more people could use it also.

  7. I have definitely used running to get through my rage, sadness and depression. It’s the greatest cure and you always run your best when you are pushing yourself that hard!

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