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orriginally to lose weight so someone i fancied might fancy me ! (i was only 17 )
now it would be primarily to be healthy, be fitter, feel better about myself oh and manage my weight !
Last Christmas,Works night out.
One of the lads said he fancied running the local half marathon in june-i said i would do it aswell.
Started off not being able to jog to the end of the road-now nearly 10 months later i've completed a dozen races including 2 half marathons
Not lost much weight although i've changed shape a little
I started running not long after I started walking!
I ran everywhere as a child and was ok at running at school, X-country, 800m and 1500m mainly.
Then I stopped. Had a nice long 20 year rest. I started again thinking I couldn't but love it even more now than then!
I started again because I thought my legs were getting a bit on the wobbly side...!
Heavily pregnant stuck in traffic queue watching runners finish the Glasgow Half marathon with their little foil blankets.
Thought to myself that once my daughter was out - I would be getting myself one of those foil thingies. That was 2001 and I first did that race in 2003 and every year since.
because I didn't think I would be able to
but it turns out that I can... all be it badly
kk - LOL
I started because my habit of eating & drinking whatever I liked whenever I liked started to make me grow sideways when I was 46. Tried dieting (boring!) so I gave that up & took up running instead.
Now I eat whatever I like, whenever I like but don't grow sideways!
Running is also surprisingly interesting & enjoyable at times...
Muttley Im 40 now does this mean I have a lot to look forward to?
Mid life crisis thats presuming Im half way through my life I
m gonna live to 80 yay
to do the Great North Run for a medal, a T-shirt and a sense of achievement.
Intended to stop after one, but found I liked it.
If someone had told me then (2002) that I'd be as miserable as sin in 2007, because injury would force me to pull out of two half marathons, I'd have laughed.
As it is I'm closer to crying, but I'll be back in '08
Girlfriend did it, and I thought it would be a nice thing to do together.
I kick her ares at it now.
lol @ kk ...I've actually been chased by dogs, horses and kids on bikes whilst out running.
I started running to lose weight - just shy of 8 stone and stable for the last year
I keep running cause I like the competition in races, and the social aspects of training
XL - you'll be back up and running soon - chin up! *still sending the healing vibes your way*
I've always run, from as early as I can remember. When I left school I stopped running competivley and became what would now be a called a "jogger". I returned to competitive running when I returned to the UK in 1996.
I only wanted to do a marathon
To mend a broken heart. Tried to replace mental hurt with physical hurt and it worked. Went out and ran myself out of breath just to get away from pain. Found I liked the feeling each time I went out ran a little further, Signed up for a race for life and the Great north Run the rest as they say is history.
Stress relief. The more my marriage fell apart the more I ran. Like Batmouse said, I was replacing mental pain with physical pain and it helped. I entered the 5k Race for life and got the bug. Several 10k's, a couple of sprint tri's later and I'm a total addict now.
I honestly believe running prevented me sinking into either depression or suffering a total nervous breakdown.
Because it was proper exercise. Tried everything else, exercise-wise. Liked being outdoors, getting sweaty and muddy so it seemed natural to do it. Makes you realise how much you love it when you're injured and can't run.