I started running 4 weeks ago. Actually I started walked with intermittent bouts of slow running. I am using the Couch to 5k program to help me move from not being able to run for more than a minute to eventually being able to run an entire 5k without having to walk. A simple feat for many of my runner friends, but quite an ordeal for me.
I needed to do something new in my life. I needed to feel a sense of accomplishment, lower my stress level and make some overall healthier choices. I have not fallen in love with running, however the sense of pride I feel after I complete another challenging run is something I rarely feel in my day to day life. Yesterday I ran 5 minutes straight without having to stop and it felt awesome.
There is a lovely path in our neighborhood that weaves through the woods. I love it back there. I run for Waverly & Oliver, because they can't.