Saturday, March 10, 2012


I know this sounds really silly but I wish I could run. I've never been a runner and I'm pretty overweight and don't really have an exercise regime but for some reason, on days like today, I just want to run.

I don't mean "run away" but run like jog/ exercise/ marathon.

The sun is shining and it's supposed to be fairly warm today, for the Midwest in the middle of March- high in the upper 50s and sunny is certainly not typical or usual March weather. But in the spring time and in the autumn, I really always have the urge to run.

I read about it and about those who do run and it sounds great: something to do in solace, feet pounding on the pavement one after the other, finding a rhythm, letting my mind clear, measured breathing, covering miles on foot, warm sun, finding that 'good burn'.... this all sounds appealing.

I'm 40 and overweight. Is it too late to try and get in shape to be a runner? I have no idea how to even start the process. Obviously, working out to get in shape is the first step but I wonder if I could run at all, ever?

If nothing else, I think I'll at least take a walk today and get out in the sunshine!!!



Phoenix said...

Doctors always say to start walking and then work your way up to running.

Bragger said...

Start off walking, as Phoenix said, then add no more than 10% per week in running. Run 9 minutes, run 1, etc. Then build up every week. I prefer cycling, but when I run, it becomes addictive. Not as addictive as chocolate, unfortunately.

sam said...

One step at a time. I gained all my weight back. I'm hopeless.