Running Is Theropy!

I have been running and going to the gym since I was a junior in high school.  I ran a full marathon in Okinawa, Japan, and it was awesome!  I have had three beautiful, healthy baby girls all in a time frame of 5 years, so you would think that my body would be shot, but no!  I kept running throughout the pregnancies and now that I am officially done breastfeeding and baby making I have begun to hit the gym and the tredmill pretty hard once again.

 

The human body amazes me.  Because of muscle memory, I swear, it took about two weeks to start to see serious results.  Also, there is no better feeling than the one I get half way through a good run.  It lasts for about 40 minutes after I leave the gym.  It's like this incredible high that just feels so good.  If you run, you understand what I'm talking about.

 

So to anyone who is thinking about getting into running.....do it!  It is great for your abs (if you practice good form), it is really the best form of cardio that you can do that will produce the best results.  It is literally therapeutic.  If you're thinking about picking up a hobby.....RUN!!  Start slowly and build your endurance.  I am available if anyone has questions about form or breathing.

Happy running people! :)

runningjunkie runningjunkie
31-35, F
3 Responses Mar 10, 2010

I love running it's such an energy rush..I love how I feel after words

Hey, this story is a little old, but I found it inspirational and was hoping to take you up on your offer for advice on running form and breathing. <br />
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I started running a year ago. I was training for a 10 miler and started slowly and built my way up. Everything was going well until I hurt my knee. I live on a gravel road and was running, feeling really good and proud at my progress I think I opened up a little too much going downhill. After that run my knee hurt badly to the point I had to quit running for it to get better. <br />
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I am ready to start training for races again and am wondering how my form and breathing could be improved to avoid an injury like the one I had last year. <br />
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Any advice you have would be much welcomed! Thanks in advance!

wow that's crazy! What are the odds? Don't you love having girls? I swear, running is the secret ingredient to getting the body back :) thanks for commenting!