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What motivated you to go out for your first run? What do you know now, that you wish you had known in those first few weeks? What mistakes did you make..?
Motivation? Waistline. There's just a bit of excess that has to go, but regardless of how little it is, it's hiding my six-pack.
Mistakes? Going out there in ordinary trainers before I knew better - big mistake.
What do I know now? Running is a great stress-buster.
Reason for running - changed jobs in 1995 and started working shifts so could not play Badminton as I had done with a 9 x 5 Monday to Friday job. All you need is your running kit wherever you are in the world and you can run, don' t need to book a court, arrange transport, etc.
Am with you on that one Sussex Runner - Ovett was such an inspirational character - although it did take me 6 pints of Abbott Ale to make a drunken boast!!!! - that was 30 years ago next year and never looked back (except stopping for a few years from 2000 and 2010)
I wonder whether the weight loss aim is more of a motivator than the fitness aim..?