Post # 32
I really do love running, it gives me such a high. However, if I stop running frequently (3-4 times a week) and run more sporadically (1x a week…) I definitely struggle more and don’t get the same great feeling.
I will say running causes me to gain weight! i haven’t been running as much, and I’m at my lowest weight in a while!
Post # 33
I’ve done 3 half marathons and one full marathon.
I did a half marathon last year 19 weeks pregnant, and am doing that race again this year (DD will be about 7 months, it will be my 4th half).
I love running… just not while I’m doing it hahah!
Post # 34
I like running, although I’m pretty slow. I generally prefer running alone too and outdoors. Not a huge treadmill fan though I don’t mind it for doing alternate running/walking on the highest inclines when there is a TV.
I prefer to do 10k, 10 mile, or half marathon distance. I have no desire to do more than that.
I prefer hiking to running but we don’t really have anywhere good to do that around here.
Post # 35
I LOVE running. I ran my first half in May and the feeling of accomplishment is something that I’ve never felt before, and will never forget. I hate waking up early and running in the morning, but once I’m done, I feel so great about myself. Waking up on race morning and knowing you’ve put so much time and effort in to get in great shape and run in front of screaming spectators is something that drives me everytime I lace up my shoes.
That being said, I’m currently nursing a knee injury that has severely limited my running ability, so I am supplementing my running with cycling and swimming, in the hopes of getting back into half-marathon form, and to perhaps compete in a triathlon next year. We’ll see!
Post # 36
A few years ago I decided to take up running, and after the initial few weeks FELL IN LOVE! I was training for a half marathon, but unfortunately had to stop after the 10k point because I developed pretty bad shin splints. (It hurt to walk, it was stupid that I kept running until I did). I was heartbroken that i didn’t get to finish the half marathon.
I’m still going to do it, but I’m not quite sure how. I recently came back from 2 years in Afghanistan and started over. Some friends and I did a really relaxed, fun 5k this summer. My shins were bothering me again, so I’m not positive I can really do distance running. My plan now is to invest in some new shoes that are fitted by running people. The only problem is I can’t quite afford it right now so it’s more or less on hold and I’ve fallen in love with spin in the mean time.
I really credit running for a lot of things though. I was a pretty positive person before, but running gave me a HUGE self confidence boost and changed the way I thought of challenges. I think it’s main because I had never been a runner and when I started it was more or less a pipedream and I didn’t actually believe I’d be able to do the half. A of the little victories wrack up over time though and I know for a fact I probably could have run the half with a decent time had I not been stopped by medical reasons. I had been struggling to finish my MA thesis, and while it’s not related, I think the boost I got from running really helped me finally finish and send it off too.
Post # 37
We love to run!! We met running and have fun 4 full marathons and a bunch of half marathons together. My husband did an Ironman and has done a bunch of other triathlons, but I’ve only done a sprint distance. I love to run, he likes to run and does it mostly to stay healthy.
Post # 38
I don’t love running at all but I still do it for the cardio. The most I do is a 5k on the treadmill, but I’m really more concerned over the calories lost than the distance I go.
Post # 39
I’ve done a 5k but kind of loathe running. I was an athlete in high school and didnt mind running while playing sports but running for running sake is just no fun to me.
Post # 40
I. Hate. Running. That being said, I run three times a week because I really enjoy the benefits it gives.
Post # 41
I would love to run and do marathons, but I have a bad knee 🙁
Post # 42
I definitely have a love/hate relationship with it, but that being said, I have plans to do at least two halfs next year and perhaps my second full. Hi, I’m crazy.
Post # 43
I’m learning to enjoy running. Doing a 10k on Thanksgiving. But I don’t think it’s the best exercise out there. If I had cheaper access to a pool, I’d be swimming. Less stress on my bones and a full body workout.
Post # 44
I didn’t vote… I fall into an “other” category. I loathe, loathe, loathe running… however, it’s a necessary evil. Running helps me craft a certain physique that no other cardio provides. So, I begrudgingly run a few miles a week.
Post # 45
When you get the time, money, and motivation to take up running again, look into getting a foot/gait/stride analysis and getting shoes specifically for YOUR foot. Assessing any gait and stride deficiencies can also help prevent injuries (like, if you’re a heel striker it puts WAY more stress on your knees & shins than you’re supposed to).
I hope you’re able to get back at it soon 🙂
Post # 46
Thanks! yeah, I did it before, but it was already mostly too late by then. I’m not a heel striker though, thank goodness. I definitely plan to do the gait analysis again though because it’s been a few years.
You were the one who ran through your pregnancy, right? What type of guidelines did your Dr/midwife give you for that? Just wondering because I’ve read SO MUCH conflicting information about it all.