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Learn to Love Running

Meeting Your Goals Never Felt So Good


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  • I didn't realize running could help prevent strokes. They run in my family
  • Running is so freeing.
  • I'm trying to run. Still a little too heavy.
  • I like it but not falling in love with it
  • I wish I could fall in love with running.
  • I've always hated running, but felt compelled to have a goal of 5k in 30 min. I tried the Couch to 5k program a couple times, but fizzled out. Then I tried the ZombiesRun 5k app and loved it! I got all the way to the end, surprising myself with my progress! then... fizzled out. Time to restart!
  • If you think you might like to try running, I suggest you join a beginner's running program. Check with your local running store to see if they have one. A walk/run program with a qualified coach is a very good way to start and avoid injuries. I also caution older runners that running won't automatically help you lose weight. I actually started gaining weight as I picked up mileage. A visit to a registered nutritionist taught me that I wasn't getting enough protein so I was losing muscle instead of fat -- not good! If you start being a lot more active you may have to change the way to eat. Done correctly, running should not equal bad knees and ankles, but in any activity it's possible to get hurt. That's one reason I recommend running with a group, wearing quality running shoes, and getting professional advice. But most of all, have fun!
  • I wouldn't mind runners so much if you didn't extole the virtues of running out of one side your face and cry about your bad knees and mess-up ankles out the other.
  • I would love to be able to run, but I am scared of falling over, and having fallen over one too many times on my knees I don't want that to happen again.
  • I don't like running but I will try for about a minute and that's it. I love to walk.
  • I've always wanted to run but have never been able to. Now I am trying again....ran eight minutes last night with a 60 second break in the middle. I don't go very fast but once I can do 15 minutes I will work on speed...after that I will need to start using the incline on my treadmill because it is so hilly where I live - if I want to do this outside, hills are going to be part of it!
  • I'm new to running. Training for a 5k in June - thru my health insurance. It's something that I've long to do... started and stopped a few times. Prayerfully, I'll catch on and stick to it. I look forward to the accomplishment of it all. Nothing beats a FAILURE but a TRY! Congrats to all who run and to those who try.

  • I love my running started out could run for a minute than walk for 5. Now today I actually overtook other runners that was a milestone for me
  • Thanks for the article, which taught me a few things.

    I transitioned from running on the treadmill to running outdoors with a group, and it's been fabulous. I'm now at a point where I can run 10 miles, and working out with the group has combined the best of social aspects with the best of solitude.

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