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Wanna learn to like running???

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I was curious to see where I was in my running attitude since last year. I remember writing a blog about running, so when I looked it up, funny enough it was exactly a year ago today that I wrote my "I hate running blog..." I included the link below.

I am glad to say that I really enjoy running today! Pretty good considering that I really did hate/loathe it a year ago. I ran 4 miles the other day, without stopping emoticon That's huge for me. And yesterday a 5k in 35 minutes, and that is with taking a short break to let the dogs do their duty (or is it doody, lol).

This is just a reminder that we can learn new things. Start small, work hard, practice persistence (even in the face of obstacles). It doesn't have to happen over night, heck it took me 6 months longer than expected, and yet here I am...I AM a runner, yep I said it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 2/24/2013 8:36PM

    I have found that runners are a cheerful, helpful crowd. It goes a long way to help me stick with it when I really am not happy about whatever that day's run/work out is. I'm glad you are part of the crazy crowd.

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IRONBLOSSOM 2/8/2013 5:14PM

    Very nice! I've always had a love hate relationship with running, i.e. I hate training, I love racing, I really hate the first and for some reason the 5th mile, but I love the 12th and 13th! :-)

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OPTIMIST1948 2/8/2013 12:41PM

    I think part of your love also comes from the enforced stillness during your convalescence. The freedom to move when we want, pain-free, is overlooked until,it is taken away.

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KRISTINE99 2/7/2013 4:33PM

    "Start small, work hard, practice persistence (even in the face of obstacles)." -- Great motivational line!

Keep on running and bein awesome emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/7/2013 3:26PM

    That is awesome!

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DESERTJULZ 2/7/2013 3:20PM

    Love it! I'm just now learning to love running, as a result of taking Part 1 of a two-session Chi-Running workshop. On Sunday comes Part 2 and I can hardly wait. SparkPeople's 5K Your Way (Walk/Jog) is helping me slowly incorporate this new-to-me form of cardio!

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CINERICIA 2/7/2013 2:25PM

    I think we may all have that blog somewhere or another. (Even if it's just a pseudo-blog somewhere in the memory banks.) I still hold it's a cognitive dissonance thing. If we run often enough, we have to believe we enjoy it or why else would we keep doing it? Unless you're being chased by bears, of course.

Congrats on your running victories. Very cool that in a year you went from a running hater to a running lover.

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ANDY_54 2/7/2013 2:13PM

    LOL! Yay another convert!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/7/2013 2:11PM

    It is funny how many of us "converts" there are. Somewhere I have an "I won't run" blog. Now I'm signed up for 3 5K races! emoticon

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BEATRIZ269 2/7/2013 1:37PM

    Very inspiring. I hope to be one of those converted shortly. Thank you for this blog. It helps me tremendously to see how it does happen.

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PMRUNNER 2/7/2013 12:23PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your transformation into a real runner (who actually enjoys running as a bonus!)

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SQUIRRELLYONE 2/7/2013 12:17PM

    Good for you! I still haven't gotten to the point where I don't hate running, but I'm glad to know it's possible!

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WALKINGMAMMA 2/7/2013 12:06PM

    emoticon Too true!!! Great blog! Isn't it funny how we go from hating running to LOVING it??? emoticon

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