Learning to “Love” Running Again

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The title should read Learning to “Love” Running Again. Ugh.

Alternative titles for this post:

Learning Not to LOATHE Running

Running Sucks

and

My Love/Hate Relationship With Running

You see where I’m going with this? :)

Years ago, I was a “runner.” Actually- let me fast forward a little further: years ago I was very overweight, had a high percentage of body fat and would never dream of setting foot in a gym. I used to fake sick on the days that we had to run the mile in gym class. Running was torture. The idea of actually running voluntarily was completely alien to me.

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This month actually marks 10 years of exercising regularly for me! Back when I was 23 I was working as a receptionist for an oxygen company during the day and going to grad school at night. My co-worker and friend Michelle convinced me to start going to the gym near our office with her during our lunch hour. We would sometimes go after work- usually just hopping on the elliptical and taking the occasional Rep Reebok class (which was similar to Bodypump). It didn’t take long for me to get hooked and all of the sudden I found myself actually enjoying exercise and hitting the gym 5 times a week.

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