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Who ME? Run?

Friday, December 18, 2009

I enjoyed reading another members' blog about discovering that he could RUN and got to thinking about how I just can't BELIEVE I can run these days! It just doesn't even occur to me that I CAN run except once in a while like tonight while heading out to the car from the mall. I parked at the very end of the lot to give me some walking time...except tonight I thought, hey, you're short on time, why not RUN?!?!

So I DID! Felt GREAT!

I envy runners their fitness and the "high" they get from running....but still don't see myself pushing in that direction very much...at least now...but who knows what the future may hold? :-)

Don
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S318830 12/24/2009 12:08AM

    Every time I can't run for some reason or other, I look with absolute envy at all the people out there on the roads running. I'm going through that right now. You should give the Couch to 5K program a try and see if running is for you. If you think a parking lot feels great, try running your first organized race - now that's a serious high! I LOVE races!

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ZIRCADIA 12/21/2009 8:37PM

    All I know is, never say never or you'll end up running a marathon! :D HAHAHAHAHAA :D

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/20/2009 5:48PM

    Fortunately one does not need to actually run to get a "runner's high" LOL. As you know my arthritic knee won't even tolerate WALKING more than 2.5 miles without telling me about it - but I can get buzzed from spinning and the elliptical.

Thanks goodness for those natural endorphins. If I couldn't manufacture them internally for free, I'd probably be in prison for buying and/or using them! LOL
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UNIDENT 12/19/2009 11:32PM

    Good start! And why shouldn't the future hold running for you, if you want to go there? There is nothing in your way. Nothing at all.

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BOBBYD31 12/19/2009 10:33PM

    don, running can be a great experience but it is not for everyone. i hope that it may be in you future, i have found it very rewarding no matter how fast or slow i go. runners are very supportive of each other, just like sparkers.

merry christmas to you and your family.
bobby

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JOYYAK 12/19/2009 1:56PM

    I love to walk. I know lot's of people love to run, but I love to preserve my knees. Hope to have the same set for my entire life! I can get the same endorphin high from a nice brisk walk!

But, I like your parking lot philosophy. I do the same thing and oftentimes park far away from the entrance of where I am going. Every little bit helps!

Joyce
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FRECKS96 12/19/2009 9:52AM

    When you're ready to try, let me know! I know what you mean about envying the runners with the way they talk about it.

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ZELLAZM 12/19/2009 9:51AM

    Wooohooo! What a great feeling! I see a 5K in your future too!

BTW, love the new background - we don't have cardinals here in Germany so I really enjoy the photos!

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FERRETLOVER1 12/19/2009 7:23AM

    I have never really been able to run because of my knees, so I envy those who can. Even just running a short distance to catch a bus hurts my knees. Oh well, at least I can walk & I do walk - lots & lots. I try to walk fast to make up for the fact that I can't really run.



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RENA1965 12/18/2009 10:27PM

    Don, I can't run on a regular basis it annoys my disc collapse- however I walk 10kms daily... Don't have to be a runner to be fit, smart training you can have all the details and less injuries..
Running is high impact, but many people abuse it.. Keep it at a level you enjoy.. I don't have to increase my exercise, but when I want to see my husband grave I pick up the pace and 16 kms disappears faster than waiting on 2 busses..


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LEELYNN2 12/18/2009 10:26PM

    My Daughter and sometimes my son will race from the car to the store or the store to the car... that's the best! she's growing out of in though unfortunately and has to have a big lead before she'll try anymore. The cardinals in your yard? They're great.

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JCORYCMA 12/18/2009 10:23PM

    Sometimes I feel the "high" sometimes I just feel relief I'm done :) Running just seemed like a natural progression when I was walking at an ever faster pace. It was just a matter of lifting the feet up off the ground AND convincing myself I could do it! You probably walk at a faster pace than I run, so some time give it a try. Why? Because you can. Next thing you know, you'll be thinking 5K...
Joanne

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