Have you ever wondered if you are addicted to running? I certainly have, and my answer at times has been YES. Psychiatrist William Glasser introduced the idea of positive addiction many years ago. When compared to chemical dependency or other devastating negative addictions, running is clearly not in the same company. However, those of us who have the predisposition to addiction have to beware of crossing the line into behavior that is damaging to ourselves and those we love.
The following website presents an easy measurement of your place on the exercise addiction spectrum. See what you think.