Admiration for runners.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I have a couple of friends close to my age, my age, older even (I am 46) that are marathon runners. Seriously, they run for 26 miles straight. The one guy is doing a 100 mile weekend. 100 miles. Running. Same guy that twisted his ankle 2 miles into his most recent marathon and still finished! It is so AWESOME. Me, I can run about 26 seconds straight. I also know a lot of people training to run 5Ks. Which I also think is awesome. So to you runners out there: I admire your coolness! I admire your mental strength to run for hours. I admire your sense of self that says, "I will take this time every day to run." Run! I applaud you all!
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    I so agree with you - I applaud all those who run! I wish I could, but medical issues prevent it. I'll have to be satisfied with my daily walks.
    Stay positive!
    3522 days ago
    I'm a former runner who wishes I could still run. It's exhilarating.
    3540 days ago
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    Just goes to prove-if you are determined, make it happen! emoticon
    3550 days ago
    I keep treatening to do a 5K, but I can't seem to get up enough motivation to do so. I do run some (I think 15 minutes straight is my max!), but mostly for interval training to help burn some of my fat! I admire all those that could run for hours at end--I don't think I could ever do that!
    3551 days ago
    Hi, I was an avid walker that started a 5K running program back in March. I just ran my first 5K on 6/4 and am signed up for another this Saturday. When I started (even with all my walking), I couldn't run for 2 min. straight. Now I can almost jog the entire 3.1 miles. BTW, I am 50 years old and my sister who started with me is 53. She is doing even better than me (she used to me a runner in her younger days!). I finished my first 5K in 37:22 and she finished in 34:34. We ran last night and she finished in less than 30 min. She has bad knees (surgery in January) and I had an ankle injury. Beleive me, if we can do it, anyone can! The trick is to start off slow (we did C25K through a local park) and always stretch before & after! It's still hard, but it's actually getting to be fun and we are so excited about our progress!
    3551 days ago
    I went from not being able to run for 1 minute to now being able to do so for 30min. I joined the SparkPeople 5k rookie program and IT WORKS! If your interested I highly advise you to join up. I am STILL amazed!!
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