Because June 3rd is National Running Day. Time to lace up those running shoes and take off for a quick run around the block or farther. Trust me, I have been running since 1991 and if time is tight and I have to choose between my run and dinner, the run wins every time.
The best way to start is find a friend. Talk during the run. You want to maintain a slow pace at first and a good way to do that is make sure you can chat with someone. You can work on speed later after you start getting addicted. Next, pick a local short race, say a 5k, to run. Send in that entry form. Once you have paid for it, you got some extra motivation. Always have in mind that next race or next event you want to do.
Don't give me I don't have a runner's body excuse. Neither do I. I have a build much closer to football player but I get out there and have done a reasonable number of marathons.
I'll be in Racine later this month. I am looking forward to running some of my old routes along the Lake. Running lets you experience the world at a different pace. You see things you never would while driving. You see everything when you run and learn a lot about the community. When I moved to Tucson, I never made an offer on a house until I went to the neighborhood and started mapping out running routes.
Get out and run...try it, you might like it.
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