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These Instagram posts about running are the best thing you’ll see this week

Author and ultrarunner Brendan Leonard has a way of making us all feel seen

Brendan Leonard and his dog Rowlf in front of some mountains

Brendan Leonard, author of I Hate Running and You Can Too, is a master of perfectly illustrating running life and problems in a few sentences or a simple drawing. Here are a few of our favourites.

How goes the battle

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Accurate portrayal of a marathon

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Mark your calendars for August 8

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It is what it is

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Guaranteed return on your investment

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BONUS: Watch Leonard and his friend Jayson Sime prepare for Run Rabbit Run 100-miler in a short film made with REI. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might be tempted to start training.