Blackberries, butterflies and beauty: Running can be fun!

Shouldn’t running be easy? Humans have long legs which are an adaptation to enable us to run to chase prey or escape danger, so shouldn’t running be easy? But although I have been a runner since childhood and somehow need to do it, distance running has always been hard work: in fact I think that running up hill is one of the hardest forms of exercise. I have long suspected that people who become long-distance runners are mostly bad at ball games: after all, if exercise

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