The path to become a runnerYou never thought you could become a runner, but you knew you want it.  You bought those shoes, specially fit for your foot, gait and running style. You chose the bold color, as a reminder that you were going to do this thing. You made a pledge to get up off the couch, out the door, and into shape. You vowed not to make any excuses, “this is how you become a runner” there’s no other way.

“You made a pledge to get up off the couch, out the door, and into shape”

You started with a mile. Your lungs hurt, you felt like the turtle rather than the hare. Yes, definitely the turtle. You kept your pledge to keep one foot in front of the other and somehow you ran a mile. You didn’t faint, you didn’t embarrass yourself; in fact you felt pretty good. That is until the next day. Who knew there were so many muscles between your foot and your neck that you hadn’t used?

“Crossing the finish line felt so much better than sitting on the couch”

But you kept at it. One mile grew to two and eventually you ran your first 5K. Crossing the finish line felt so much better than sitting on the couch with the remote control going through the hundreds of shows you didn’t even want to watch. You felt like an athlete, because you are. You are now part of the 1.7% of the U.S. population that finished a 5K. How does it feel to be such an overachiever?

“You feel strong and invincible after your run”

But you won’t stop there. No, you’ve discovered how the endorphins kick in and make you feel as if you can run forever. You feel good, strong and invincible after your run; no more sore muscles. Perhaps it’s time to up the ante and take it up a notch. How about a 10K, a half marathon, or the 26.2 mile granddaddy of them all — a full marathon? You not only feel like an athlete now, you look like one, you’ve become a runner. You’re ready to take on the world, ready to pump your fist in the air as you cross your next finish line, and you know you’ll never stop running.

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You never thought you could become a runner, but you knew you want it.  You bought those shoes, specially fit for your foot, gait and running style. You chose the bold color, as a reminder that you were going to do this thing. You made a pledge to get...
<img class="alignleft wp-image-175" style="border-color: #bbbbbb; background-color: #eeeeee;" title="The path to become a runner" alt="The path to become a runner" src="http://www.fatnomore.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/become-a-runner-fatnomore.jpg" width="669" height="441" />You never thought you could become a runner, but you knew you want it.  You bought those shoes, specially fit for your foot, gait and running style. You chose the bold color, as a reminder that you were going to do this thing. You made a pledge to get up off the couch, out the door, and into shape. You vowed not to make any excuses,<strong> "this is how you become a runner” </strong>there's no other way<strong>.</strong> <blockquote> <p align="center">"You made a pledge to get up off the couch, out the door, and into shape"</p> </blockquote> You started with a <strong>mile</strong>. Your lungs hurt, you felt like the turtle rather than the hare. Yes, definitely the turtle. You kept your pledge to keep one foot in front of the other and <em>somehow</em> you ran a mile. You didn't faint, you didn't embarrass yourself; in fact you felt pretty good. That is until <span id="more-174"></span>the next day. Who knew there were so many muscles between your foot and your neck that you hadn't used? <blockquote> <p align="center">"Crossing the finish line felt so much better than sitting on the couch"</p> </blockquote> But you kept at it. One mile grew to two and eventually you ran <a title="5k marathon sticker" href="http://www.zazzle.com/fatnomore/marathon+stickers?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=fatnomore">your first 5K</a>. Crossing the finish line felt so much better than sitting on the couch with the remote control going through the hundreds of shows you didn't even want to watch. <strong>You felt like an athlete</strong>, because you are. You are now part of the <b>1.7% of the U.S. population that finished a 5K</b>. How does it feel to be such an overachiever? <blockquote> <p align="center">"You feel strong and invincible after your run"</p> </blockquote> But you won't stop there. No, you've discovered how the endorphins kick in and make you feel as if you can run forever. You <a title="Feel good running" href="http://www.zazzle.com/fatnomore/feel+good+run+gifts?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=fatnomore">feel good</a>, strong and invincible after your run; no more sore muscles. Perhaps it's time to up the ante and take it up a notch. <strong>How about a 10K</strong>, a half marathon, or the <strong>26.2 mile</strong> granddaddy of them all -- a full marathon? You not only feel like an athlete now, you look like one, you've become a runner. You're ready to take on the world, ready to pump your fist in the air as you cross your next finish line, <strong>and you know you'll never stop running.</strong>