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Runner's World Quote of the Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You don't love running when you first start because it hurts. Your legs hurt, your lungs hurt. But once you make the decision and start to move forward, you become a different person. It's not about having to hit your goal weight to start feeling good again.

Ben Davis, Founder of

(Just a few words of wisdom for those of you considering running programs!)

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DOGLADY13 3/29/2013 6:32AM

    ONEKIDSMOM is on to something. When I stick with 3 miles, 4 miles, I'm fine. When I push for faster or longer it's like starting all over again.

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OPTIMIST1948 3/26/2013 8:13PM

    I think what I like most about this quote is its honesty. Running DOES hurt when you first start. Then it really does get easier. But if you stop doing it for a while, it starts to hurt again. (Speaking from experience here. It was a long, cold winter)

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/26/2013 7:37PM

    It gets easier, but if you continue to push yourself, it also gets harder. Running addict here... never thought I'd be a runner in a million years, yet here I am, saying I am no longer running from my troubles, I'm pursuing happiness. Run... and Spark... on!

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DOGLADY13 3/26/2013 6:43PM

    I gotta tell you, after almost 2 full years of running, it still hurts. Today I was walking like "The Oldest Man" character that Tim Conway played on the old Carol Burnett Show:

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PMRUNNER 3/26/2013 12:44PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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GINGERHAWK 3/26/2013 10:38AM

  LOVE this. Heck I don't run but this makes me kinda want to!

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XOSMILEXO23 3/26/2013 10:22AM

    I really love this quote! Thank you for sharing

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JPONCIN 3/26/2013 10:22AM

  Excellent! I heart Ben Davis. :)

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FITFOODIE806 3/26/2013 10:21AM

    Yes! Exactly. Thanks for sharing.

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