I'm sure it's a debate that goes back in time for many many years since people have been exercising...what is more important weights or cardio. I have seen the post and heard the good natured comments poking fun at either side, but lately things have gotten disturbing to me and I find myself wondering what others motivations are.
Now let me back it up a bit. I love to run. Spend any time on this blog and you'll see that I am a fan of running, however I do lift weights. I know that for my body to remain injury free and to be able to not have chicken wings I need to lift weights. I always have paid attention to weight training even as far back as high school. I like both...but let's be honest if given a half hour free, I'd probably go out for a run. My husband lifts....heavy. He has done a body building competition and honestly works hard at lifting heavy. If given a half hour free his drug of choice would be lifting. He has suggested that I run less but understands that that is my way of stress relief and feeling good. All of these things are healthy.
I may or may not be explaining this well enough but I know that when I am looking for a trainer or going through social media pages and see constant posts making fun of people that do cardio...or use Bosu balls...or any deviation from what that person has chosen...I'm going to walk the other way. As an elementary school teacher we learn that our students are each individuals and should be taught that way. In fitness we all are on our own path....whether you run, do Crossfit, lift heavy, or whatever you choose, own it and let others do the same without criticism.