(Closed) How do you feel about running?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: My best running accomplishment (or very soon to be accomplished) is...

    Run? Me? Run? lol. You're funny.

    5k Walk

    5k Run ... but only fun races like Color Runs

    5k Run ... you know, the boring kind, where no one chases you or throws stuff at you

    10k Run

    10mi Run

    Half Marathon

    Full Marathon

    Sprint Triathlon

  • Post # 77
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @OnceUponATime:  I love running because it is the only thing on this planet that helps me lose weight. And I get a runner’s high that lasts all day.

    I’ve run a bunch of 10Ks, 2 half marathons and average about 18 miles a week. I am 100% addicted. Running is my drug!!

    Post # 78
    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I like to run, but I don’t want to compete in races. I like the semisolitude of running. 

    Post # 79
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I like running, and find it great stress relief, but I’m really injury-prone when running and I’m starting to compete as a powerlifter so anything unnecessary and harmful (to me) has to go on the sidelines.

    Post # 80
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Running and I have a rocky relationship.

    I lost a great deal of weight after increasing my activity levels which included a two mile run every morning. Despite being able to go faster and longer I remained hateful of every single moment I ran. Yes, my stomach was noticeably flatter BUT I had aches and pains I never had before and lord was it cold sometimes.

    I just finished my first 5K (Color Run) and it was a blast. It was mostly tons of fun because who doesn’t like running when combined with tutus, goofing off and being covered in colored corn starch? I would totally do it again! I am doing the 5K mermaid run this weekend (yes, we plan on wearing mermaid shirts…it’s not a party unless you are donning something themed). 

    I guess what it boils down to is yes sometimes I like running but most of the time no, I dislike the very idea. And a run without anything fun thrown in…to run simply for the act of running. Count me out.

    Post # 81
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t much like running. I feel the same as a PP who said that she feels like she just focuses on every.single.step. Ugh. I have never experienced any kind of runner’s high. Even when I distract myself with music or an audiobook, all I’m really thinking about is when I get to stop running.

    Fiance and I trained for a 10K last Thanksgiving. It was kind of fun to have a goal and a deadline, and the actual race itself was SUPER fun, but the training was really not pleasant to me. It just takes SO long! And I’m so miserable, like, 90% of the time, lol.

    Fiance loves running. He really loves all sorts of exercising, but running is his favorite. I’m much more into hiking, weight-training, and doing short bursts of cardio.

    Post # 82
    1268 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    I pretty much despise running. It isn’t fun for me. At all. I can’t breathe doing it, and I just don’t find it interesting. I do like rock climbing though, so I do that.

    Post # 84
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    When I first started it, I hated it. But, I could only run for maybe…10 or 20 seconds continuously…after I built up my stamina, I enjoyed it. My heart rate would fly, but it wasn’t overbearing.

    I ran a 5k only once.

    Since then, I’ve had an ankle injury or two, and they never seem to heal quite right, so I’ll probably never run again. It’s just not worth it to me. Even before my  most recent ankle injury, occasionally I’d just feel a sharp pain in my ankle upon impact.

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