31 Dec '12, 11am

If you are thinking of starting #running for your #newyearsresolution here is an excellent (and quite funny) article

If you are thinking of starting #running for your #newyearsresolution here is an excellent (and quite funny) article

Here is what I call the abandon-all-reason-and-do-it-now approach to your first run ever. Explained simply, what you have to do is this: abandon all reason and do it now. Is that simple enough? Put down whatever you are holding, tell anyone in the immediate vicinity to hang on a second, walk calmly through the nearest exit, and when you hear the door close behind you, get going. Three rules: go only about as fast as a two-year-old at top speed; stop when you feel tired, no matter how short the distance; and then walk back. It’s OK if you want to wave and point ahead as if trying to catch a bus in order to disguise the rather personal fact that you are running for no other reason than to begin the long, slow journey to a healthier mind and a happier body. I know how embarrassing it is to suddenly care about your health when it looks as though you’ve ignored it for so long. ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/beginners/your-first-run/90...

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