How do you feel about running?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: My best running accomplishment (or very soon to be accomplished) is...
    Run? Me? Run? lol. You're funny. : (95 votes)
    33 %
    5k Walk : (28 votes)
    10 %
    5k Run ... but only fun races like Color Runs : (21 votes)
    7 %
    5k Run ... you know, the boring kind, where no one chases you or throws stuff at you : (48 votes)
    17 %
    10k Run : (29 votes)
    10 %
    10mi Run : (7 votes)
    2 %
    Half Marathon : (42 votes)
    15 %
    Full Marathon : (10 votes)
    4 %
    Sprint Triathlon : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If I had time to run outside, during daylight, I would like it much more than I do.  I love to sprint.  But at the gym, on a treadmill…UGH.  I also like to listen to music when I exercise, and if I run my earbuds fall out or the wire drives me nuts.  

    Post # 4
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I didn’t mind running outside for a time. I even competed in a race once. But overall, I loathe cardio. I hate feeling out of breath. I much prefer weight training and that feeling I get deep in my muscles from it.

    I also never saw weight loss/toning results from running. I only ever did with weight training.

    Post # 6
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love running. I find that just a few miles can keep me fit and helps me eat healthy. I’ve done a couple half marathons, a couple ten milers, and many 10k’s and 5k’s. I hope to do a marathon next year but the length always seems so daunting.

    Post # 7
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    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love running. Its the only activity I have been able to stick with for as long as I have.

    That being said I still have to beat myself up regularly when I’m just not up for going for a run but I still find that the sense of accomplishment from acheiving a new distance or time or even just getting out there when I was convinced I didn’t have the energy is an absolute boost to my confidence, energy, health….I could go on and on.

    Post # 9
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @OnceUponATime:  That’s what I need!!!  Also I have only ever run three miles at a time, though I have participated in 80 minute long rugby games multiple times.  

    I prefer to use the AMT machine thing for cardio, and then to do strength training.

    Post # 12
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I just finished my first half marathon a few weeks ago. This year I did my 2nd and 3rd 5ks, first 10k, which all lead up to my first half. I’m in the camp that kinda hates running but I do it anyway. I still find it really difficult, but I’m proud of myself for finishing. I plan on doing the same races next year to hopefully beat my times!

    Post # 13
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    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Me and running do not get along. I can easily hike 10 miles in a day or more. Trying to run even one mile though brings on my asthma, my ears tend to start pounding, which then seems to bring on vertigo. Not good. I think it would take so much gradual training for me to be able to run that its just not worth it. Usually at the end of any significant run for me, I feel ill.

    Post # 14
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    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @OnceUponATime:  Exactly! I never run two days in a row either (this is how I manage my shin splints). I’m also the same if I miss a day I feel I’ve lost all my momentum and have to start from scratch again.

    You are right though we really shouldn’t beat ourselves up, especially if you’ve been running for a long time because it comes back almost as quickly as you lose it.

    Post # 15
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    1261 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love running….it’s honestly the only way I feel like I get a good workout. I don’t do long distance, just 2 miles or if I’m feeling lazy 1 mile…but I feel so good after.

    Post # 16
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    896 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @OnceUponATime:  I love walking, but I am not much of a runner.  I have no endurance, and I do not understand how some people can get up at 5 AM to go for a 10-mile run before going to work.  :/

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