pounding down the mailbox peak trail my friend jonathan and i passed three hiking gents whom we had passed on the way up.
they stepped aside to let us go by, and one of them said, "you're going to wreck your knees."
"i hope not," i said over my shoulder.
"oh, you will," he insisted.
not a very friendly thought to share in passing, i'd say.
also, not supported in the clinical literature.
humans are born to run. we evolved to forage in the savannah and to chase down game over long distances. to suggest that doing what we are built to do is bad for us is just straight-up wrong.
but thanks for the warning, hiking dude. i'll try to remember it next time i blow by you on the trail.