24 Feb '16, 5pm

Our @rwnewbie writer asked around, and yes, running will suck. At first.

Our @rwnewbie writer asked around, and yes, running will suck. At first.

I figured my runner friends would say stuff like, “It gets easier way faster than you think” or “There’s this company that makes great sports bras for us full-figured ladies” or “Don’t wear colors that’ll show butt-crack sweat.” Their actual responses were, in a word, dismaying. “You have to be consistent—after I took a month off, even a mile was brutal,” said Naomi. “If you stop for any length of time, you’re back at square one.” Got it: I will be doing this forever. “The thing with running,” Zoe said, “is you have to stretch and have good form or you’ll hurt yourself. It’s not like lolly-gagging on an elliptical.” Understood: No half-assery allowed. “You’re going to eat,” said Emma. “A lot. The day after a long run I’m a black hole for food.” Check: My reward for extreme physical exertion will be weight gain. “The whole not-being-able-to-breathe- and-feeling-like-your-le...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/newbie-chronicles/mind-games?...

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