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I’ve never been one to exercise but I wanted to start running for several reasons.  A few reasons I wanted to start running are:

To improve my health – I just want be healthy, and also lessen my chances of diseases and illnesses in the future.  I also have stomach problems and heard that running can help with that.

For my mind– I feel like when I am active I feel better and have more energy throughout the day.

To keep up with my man – He loves to be active and I want to be able to keep up with him hiking, snowboarding and all those fun things.

runnerI am not starting to run to loose weight as  I am happy with my body.  I really just want to be able to do things.  I have a hard time doing anything active as I am not used to it and get worn out within a few minutes.

I really hate doing any exercise, I really have no motivation so this is a huge step for me.  I kind of just woke up one day and said to myself; “Just bite the bullet and go for a run”.  So that is exactly what I did. 

I researched on Google how to start running as I really can’t run for even a minute without running out of breath totally.  I found a plan that I thought sounded realistic and I decided to tweak it to what I wanted.

Here was my plan to start running for the first week.

I would walk for 5 minutes.  Then start running at an easy pace for one minute.  I would repeat that three times.  I told myself I would do that at five times a week. 

So I made it through the first week.  I ran six of the seven days out of the week.  I really wanted to try and keep going every night to get myself into the habit.  I even ran in the rain.  I hate rain.

I was very proud of myself to accomplish this.  I know it may not sound like much to some, but for me it was huge.

Stay tuned to hear more about my running training.

 Do you run?  Do you have any tips for me? I’d love to hear them.  Please share in the comments below.


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