From people who used to dread it, too.
Here's what they said.
And by the way, remember to check with your doctor before you start a new exercise or training program!
Let running teach you how to persevere and tough it out when things get rough.
“As you run, your legs beg for you to stop but in your mind, you want to move forward. Or perhaps you feel like your lungs are about to collapse, you want to stop and catch your breath but you keep moving forward. I think of those things as obstacles in life. There's always something that's dragging you down but you have to keep moving forward. I'm glad that I'm running again. Running builds character such as discipline and persistence, something humans need to survive our society today.
Running makes me feel good physically and mentally. It has helped me to keep moving forward.”
—Abby Sencio, Facebook
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Train for an obstacle race that makes you feel superhuman.
“My doctor told me to lose weight, so I started doing long walks on the treadmill. My brother got me a ticket for the Gladiator Rock 'N Run obstacle mud race. I started training alone and I just kept thinking about how I was a gladiator and just started going faster and faster on the treadmill.
I fell in love with the agility and speed and how great my legs felt moving back and forth uphill. My calves and thighs would tingle and burn. I loved the soreness I felt afterwards. When I got on the obstacle course I felt amazing. Never looked back since.”
—Guadalupe Leon, Facebook
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Sign up for a race that’s very *you.*
“I thought running was boring. Then I got involved with the Bourbon Chase — a 200-mile team relay race across Kentucky with a visit to every distillery from Jim Beam to Lexington. That I can run for!”
—Trevor Pittman, Facebook
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