26 Sep '12, 1pm

First Steps: From Breathless to Speechless #running

First Steps: From Breathless to Speechless #running

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! If you would’ve told me eight months ago that I would be training for a half marathon, I would have laughed out loud . No, actually, first I probably would have cried a little bit at the complete and utter outrageous nature of the thought. You see, I had tried running before. I’d put on my shoes, hit the trail for about a mile and hate every second of it. I could never breath, I’d have to take walking breaks, and my shins would scream for the torture to stop. So I gave up . Becoming a runner Every once in a while I would catch wind of a friend training for a race or an equally intimidating event, but simply write them off as “too hardcore” and go back to whatever couch potato behavior I had chosen for the day. Ironically, one of those behaviors was reading various health and fitness magazines and blogs, and trying ...

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