6 Things That I Learned Through Stopping Running That Helped Me Get Started Again.

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  1. Mary says:

    Yup. You swear like I do. And I definitely feel the same way! My boyfriend runs a 5 minute mile… good for him. I have run an 8:45 at my BEST and i felt like throwing up after. I totally agree, i’d rather take forever than sit on my ass. actually, I’d rather take forever THEN sit on my ass.

  2. Jim says:

    One of your best blogs mate and probably the greatest tip on running I’ve ever heard “So fuck your junk miles right up your hole.”
    Throw the watch away and enjoy your junk people.
    Rock on Angry jogger! Good luck

  3. Chris says:

    I have been ‘running’ off and on for the past 3 summers and usually start giving up about right now. But this summer I am actually starting to, dare I say it, ENJOY going for runs. I am constantly able to run further without stopping, am setting new pace records weekly and feel more energized AFTER a run than during it. Honestly some days if it wasn’t that my lunch break was over, I would probably go out for a second walk or run just to calm down.

    Anyway, I think what is working for me better this time is by doing exactly what you are saying in this post. I am running for me because I know I have to change my life or I am going to die of a heart attack before I reach 40. In the past I was constantly talking to my boss who is a runner and would just get discourage by him saying “as young as you are you should easily be able to run farther than that” or “I could walk a mile faster than that” well, f*** you, you don’t weigh as much as a house!

    But this year I just started walking a mile a day until I just naturally broke into a run one afternoon because I was feeling good. As long as I am progressing, I try not to get hung up on the fact that I can’t run a 5k without walking because I know I am getting closer every time I step out the door.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I bought your book a few weeks ago and am about halfway done. It has already given me the motivation to start “pushing through the wall” and the distance I can run at one time has grown exponentially this week, so thank you for putting your story out there for the fatties with no self esteem :-).

    GOOD LUCK on your run this weekend! Maybe someday I will be out there with you.

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