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Discussion on: Fellow runner devs out there? Would love to know what made you choose running

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Preslav Rachev Author

Another ex-smoker here 👋🏼 I think I've never been really addicted to nicotine, but I picked up cigarette smoking in my late teens. Years later, I still fought to get out of the habit of smoking on certain occasions (parties, mostly), or when under stress, when others around were smoking, etc.

That, until mid-2016. I told myself I should cut the crap and A) either accept that I am a smoker and stop pretending, or B) cut cigarette smoking once and for all (yes, including the occasional cigarette to go along with the party drink).

I am glad that I chose the latter, and running has been a huge motivation and a helper.