(Closed) Does anyone else hate running as much as I do???

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t suggest you run if it hurts you. It isn’t the right workout for you. I also hate running, it hurts me too, but my knees and back. I don’t run at all anymore.

You should do the elliptical (sp?) and a trainer at the gym swears by the stairmaster- she says its the most hated machine at the gym, but if you do it you will lose weight. 

I think your highs and butt would benefit from a cardio workout on the elliptical and stairmaster.

OR have your tried pilates? The kind on the reformer? It really tones you if you want toning. Im doing it for my butt and hips. It’s the only thing that works for my body.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I use to love running. In high school, I actually enjoyed the practices and competing in cross country and track. That seems so long ago now.

 I agree, if its hurting you, then you should definitely stay away. You might find a gym that has a pool. Swimming is great for you and easier to on your body. I think physical therapy places have pools that have a steady current you can walk/run against.

You might get a trainer at your gym who can help target the areas that you are trying to work on.

You might look into a video you can do at home that will target that specific area.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh yeah, swimming is the best. It’s very low impact. I bet it would be great for you.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hate running too.. but unfortunately, for me, I don’t have an anecdote to make a legit reason. i just get bored and feel like a look funny (I totally run like a girl). Plus I’m busty, so its not very comfortable.

I’d suggest walking, starting slower and shorter distance then pick up the pace day after day. I’ve lost 10 lbs over the last month or so doing this.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I hate to say this, but as someone with 42" inch hips, I know your pain! My advice? Keep running. Yes, it is uncomfortable. Yes, I hate it as much as you do. But I promise – it does get better! I have also been mixing up my running with incline walking. I will run before I do serious arm weight training 3 days a week. On the other days, I will do walking on the treadmill at 4.0mph and a 10% incline. It is really hard, but I can feel it working my thighs, butt, and hips. And it feels much more low impact. It really builds the muscles that help hold all that fat in around our hips.

And don’t try to get rid of the big hips and booty. I realized a long time that getting rid of them was impossible – not to mention my Fiance hated that idea! Now the goal is simply to tone. Build some muscle back there. It makes all the difference.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Have you tried the C25K program? I too hate running, in Decemeber I got up to running for 30 minutes straight, but was discoouraged by my slow pace and lack of distance so I quit. Real smart huh? I need to start up again because I’ve gained about 10 more pounds and I’m getting ready for my e pics and hate how I look now.

I too don’t have a real reason to hate running, but I think its more that I’m not too good at it so I get easily discouraged.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I find running boring; I may start taking up running again to get tone for the big day

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I HATE distance running! HATEHATEHATEHATE! I know people say they get a high from it, but all I want to do is drop and die. I’m not overweight or anything either! Even in jr high in my younger days when we had to run the mile under 11min30sec, I got about 10:50 or something and that was my best time…To me, running is just so aimless. If I’m playing a sport, like basketball or soccer, I don’t mind running back and forth because at least I feel like I have some sort of goal, something that keeps me focused and not thinking about simply running. I wouldn’t mind running quickly for a short burst, and even thought about it joining track in high school to do that, but since they had to do a lot of running practice no matter which event they were in, I didn’t. Softball was the only thing I joined because the coach didn’t make us do a lot of pointless running the halls and stuff… Mr. Joe and I tried to go running together once, but it was nothing that I’d call a success… he likes to run, and is much better at it, and is also a guy. I pushed myself as far as I could then had to walk. He was trying to push me to do more and tell me I can do it etc, trying to be helpful and motivate, but I had already told him before we went running NOT to do that because it doesn’t help and only makes me drag my feet even more. It works for some, but not for me! Definitely try something else that you can ENJOY! Swimming would be great!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

Yes, I hate running with all my heart!  I get bored.  I don’t mind running on a treadmill (or a elliptical) as long as there is a tv or a book around. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I can’t run, because I hurt my knee when I do.  Instead, I bicycle.  That has the added advantage that I can actually get places bicycling, instead of just going around in circles.

I’m with the PPs; look for an exercise you can enjoy.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hate running. This gal does not run. No siree never. I will do almost anything else but run. The only time I run is if I’m being chased.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

You aren’t alone in this. I totally hate running too!

I chose to find a different workout that was less painful for me. Ellipticals aren’t bad (less impact) but I love group fitness classes, like kickboxing! 🙂 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Elliptical machine for sure 🙂

I usually try mixing up my running days by running a half lap then walking a half lap and so on…all of this at an incline-by the time it starts to get uncomfortable it’s time to walk again…try it out-I HATE running but this works for me -don’t forget the incline though :)!

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