Running is a lifestyle. Runners have a whole wardrobe and sneakers for this. They keep up with trends, have a clock for it, and a whole method before and after. I know all this because I am one of them. I don't run to be fit, I run to clear my head. I run to get nervous energy out. I run because I want to.
I'm not someone who likes to be managed. I like to do what I want and feel confident in myself. I have to maintain a balance with exercise. I can't do the same thing every day. I will get bored. I don't like when people tell me what to do. It doesn't encourage me but it makes me feel like I'm not independent. I am my own manager and personal trainer!
So how does a goth stick with running? How does she not melt in the sunlight? Well she does. I mix in some of my goth staples into my workout outfits. I blast some metal while I'm running and get lost in the music. For me, running isn't about how many miles or how fast your mile is or how long you are running. Running is all about letting go and just enjoying a good run and the feeling of accomplishment afterwards. So I run when I want to and make sure to take care of myself in other ways too. An exercise you do consistently should be something you enjoy and feel great about.