I want to be a runner

United States
May 13, 2012 7:48am CST
I was never a runner per say. But when I got into highschool I could do a mile in 8 mins now I realize this is not fast but this was hard for me. And when I could finally do it without stopping it was an amazing feeling. I want to do this again. Like most women who want to lose wieght in their stomache I do to but at the same time the exercises suck.. so I have decided that I want to be a runner. I want to run that 8 min mile again. I believe that my best bet is to work on leg strength and stamina. And it's not so much about the time as about the running. You so those people who run around town who just look good. Even if they are struggling they look good, like they are releasing things that need to come out. And thats something I remember when I was younger I would go to run the mile just to practice and when I did if I was angry I would sprint the last half and it would feel so good to just let go of all that pain. I had alot of home issues and sports and running helped me get rid of them at least for a moment. Maybe that is what I need to do go back and remember all those things that happened in my past and use running as a therapy agian. HUH.
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
13 May 12
Good luck sissy I hope that you will continue to do it which is good for health and to stay fit. Though I can't run that fast but I do walking around the plaza every morning and it feels great, though I feel awkward at first but I just ignore it and think that it will help me loose weight
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
13 May 12
By the way you need to buy a good running shoes, which I fail to get on my first try and get a decent running shoes after.
@JINYING (24)
• China
19 May 12
Running , is a good sport . When you went to very tried , you will forget everything , always thinking about one thing - breathing , without having to think about what troubles from home and work or school . Do not have to think to run more quickly . Why are we running ? Just because wo love running!