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The Three Laws of Getting in Motion - Starting to Run to Get in Shape

Updated on April 29, 2014

Getting in Motion - Running and Staying in Shape

When I think of motion I immediately think running. Is there anything so beautiful and challenging at the same time? Running is a great way to get in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle - but it can be hard to get started!

Getting out and moving offers immense rewards but it can take everything you have to actually go and do it.In physics, Newton came up with three laws that governed the motion of bodies. I'm stealing his laws and applying them to running and adding my insight to help you get moving!

Welcome to new visitors - it is humbling and exciting to get this kind of response. Hearing stories of inspiration from you is helping me stay motivated and remain in motion. Thanks!

Mark

P.S. Don't judge me on my knowledge of physics - Isaac Newton might be turning over in his grave right now but I hope my version of his laws give you some insight into running.

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If a body

is at rest it remains at rest. If a body is in motion it remains in motion.

The First Law of Motion

It seems simple, right? Something that isn't moving won't move until something acts on it. In the case of running, the only force that is going to act on you is - you! It takes initiative and discipline to go out for a run. It's much easier to sit on the couch and watch that Hoarders marathon!

The upside to this is that once you get running, you'll find it hard to stop. Your body will adjust to the demands you're placing on it and it will become a part of your routine. So the trick is getting there! Here's some helpful hints that I used to get me back into running earlier this year.

Get Started

Overcoming that initial hurdle and going from a body at rest to a body in motion can be the toughest part. How did I do it last fall?

  • Make running fun by playing a sport or another activity. You could follow my lead and start playing Ultimate Frisbee or play soccer or basketball. Or maybe include your dog on your runs. Run to another activity you enjoy instead of driving. However you do it, tricking yourself into getting a fantastic workout can really help you get in motion. And once you're moving...
  • I used to be a cross country runner and it was hard for me to accept the fact that a mile or two was enough. I ended up making myself injured rather than in shape by trying to push it too hard and too fast. Back off and run for the right reasons - to have fun and feel good. Speed will come!
  • Walk some! Generally, a mile of walking burns as many calories and does as much good for your endurance as a mile of running. This means that slowing down or walking altogether can help you prevent injuries and enjoy your time more than pushing the pace every chance you get.
  • Give yourself a really strong push out the door. I touch later on the external factors that can help but this one helped me so much while training for my half-marathon that I want to get it out there early: stickK. Basically, you set a goal, pick someone to hold you accountable and then put money on the line. If you don't reach your goal, the money goes to an organization you pick. In my case I added some additional potential pain by picking a charity whose mission I completely disagree with! It definitely got me out the door and running on the days I didn't feel like it.

Scheduling Your Runs

  • Play around with different times for your runs. Early morning, lunch break, right after work, evening after the kids go to bed. There's no right time to run so experiment with different times and find one that fits your body and schedule.
  • Try to run at least a few times a week. You can do something simple like running every other day or plan certain days that work best for you. I try to do a longer run every Sunday. No matter what you pick, stick with it!
  • Set a goal for a specific race and sign up for the race. Once you have something on your calendar that you are pushing for you are much more likely to get out and run. It's even better if you let people know you've signed up!
  • Track your mileage. There are a ton of websites out there that help you map, time and track runs with or without GPS. When I was training for my half-marathon I used Daily Mile . My friends and I were able to easily follow our runs and the rest of the group and help keep each other on schedule!

When do you like to run?

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When Do You Run

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The acceleration of a body

is directly proportional to the force acting on the body and inversely proportional to the mass of the body.

Running a Race
Running a Race

The Second Law of Motion

Ok, so what does this mean? I can't really tell you in physics terms but I can explain it in terms of running. For one, you need some external factors to help push you forward - to accelerate you! This could be a number of different factors and I'll explain in a bit what accelerates me.

For another, as your mass drops your speed will increase. This is actually true! The more you run the easier it will get as you drop weight and get into shape. Just repeating the process of running over and over helps train your brain to become more efficient at it - not to mention your muscles, bones and tendons getting stronger to meet the increased demands.

So if you want to get faster - find external ways to boost your motivation and get in shape! Makes sense, right?

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Apply External Forces

What can you do to help motivate you and speed up your runs? These are some of the tricks that have worked for me!

  • Listen to music. A good workout mix is key for me and according to this article and others can actually help speed you up. I really enjoy movie soundtracks while I run - it's a bit weird but it works for me. Some of my favorites are The Fountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Game of Thrones.
  • Immerse yourself. I've been playing Zombies, RUN! and loving the game and story line. It's available for iPhone and Android. As far as I know there's no comparable products out there but I'm on the lookout as I'm nearing the end of this story. It's been awesome for getting me out and going.
  • Track your mileage and let people check up on you. Accountability is a great way to keep moving. I mentioned Daily Mile earlier and there are a number of other similar sites.
  • Try new places! I have a friend that loves running to find geocaches , small little treasure chests hidden all over the place. There's almost assuredly one (or hundreds) near you. If that doesn't interest you, just try new routes and see new things. The excitement is a big motivating factor for me. I love trail running in new areas where I never know what will be just around the corner. Just stay safe!
  • On a cold day like we get in Iowa, warm up inside your house. By the time you head outside for your actual run your core temperature will be up a little bit and it won't feel quite so bad.

Drop Mass

If you want to get faster or go farther - or just get moving - dropping some weight and getting in shape makes it a lot easier.

  • Obviously, dropping body weight is tough. But getting fancy gadgets isn't tough, just expensive and they can definitely provide a boost! Running gear that is high tech and fits the conditions you're running can improve your performance - or at least motivate you to get out there. I got a pair of Nike Free running shoes and loved the barefoot style and look.
  • As the weight drops and you get stronger it will continue to get easier. To me, that is pretty powerful motivation. You can measure your progress by pounds but I recommend time you run and how you feel - the weight loss will follow!
  • You've probably heard of "runner's high" and to a certain point I get it. The feeling you get after finishing a great run that pushed you to your limits is really powerful. Once running became a habit for me again I found it very meditative and something I missed if I didn't do it. Dropping a lot of stress and anxiety with a tough run is a great way to drop the weight you're carrying around every day.

Running Books

I love to read and I love to run. Reading books about running has taught me a ton and usually helps motivate me when I'm feeling tired or want to take a week off. Check these out and see what you think!

For every action

there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Running with Friends
Running with Friends

The Third Law of Motion

In running terms that means - running won't always be fun. Or easy. Pushing your body to the limit will hurt sometimes, maybe a lot. But most things worth doing aren't easy so don't let the reaction stop you from taking action. This is some advice for pushing through the pain and finding the benefits!

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Reduce the Reaction

How can you make running easier on your body? Here's my advice!

  • Go to a running store and get sized for a pair of shoes that fit and fit well. You're going to smack your feet against pavement thousands of times - you want them to fit. Make sure you try jogging in them a little bit and be aware that your shoe size can actually change a bit as the day goes on.
  • Don't just run on the sidewalk! In fact, the sidewalk is some of the toughest and flattest surface you will find, which makes it the worst for injury prevention. Explore some trails in your area, the grass at a local cross country course or golf course (after hours), a track or even the road. A little bit of fluctuation in where you run can keep you healthier longer.
  • Stay hydrated! You need more water than you think before and after you run. I have routes in my hometown that hit water fountains so I don't have to carry it with me but my wife has a belt pack for drinking that she swears by on hot days.
  • Eat well. Food is your fuel so pay attention to what you're eating. I'm not a health nut but as I've been running I have become more conscious of what I'm putting into my body and what it needs to function at a higher level.

Are you a runner? Are you wanting to get in motion? Let me know your thoughts or questions. I love to learn new things and help others get better.

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    • aaxiaa lm profile image

      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      Just get a move on, right? Great lens!

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      indigomoth 4 years ago from New Zealand

      What a neat comparison :)

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      ninakreativa 4 years ago

      Running is such an amazing outdoor activitie. I love to run every now and then and I do believe it is actually true that running helps you to get in shape. Great lens!

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      BowWowBear 4 years ago

      Good thoughts here and while i cant easily run because of the toll on my joints, I think what you have applies well to walking and biking too! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great motivation approach and material.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Inspiring and well done. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses-2. Hugs

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      montanatravel52 5 years ago

      I love your ideas and thoughts about running - haven't done it in years, but you inspired me to give it a new try:) Thanks!

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      vinodkpillai lm 5 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens - connecting Newton's three laws to running is a great idea. Thanks!

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      JakeAnderson 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      I used to run when I was in the military. That was in the 80's. I was forced into it. Running is not my preference; I like walking instead. But, nice lens! Really good information.

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      ryan-lesnau 5 years ago

      This is a great article. I was a track athlete for over ten years, but took a couple years off. Getting "back in motion" was difficult, but your lens is very helpful for those looking to get running.

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      petraskarja 5 years ago

      I love running! It is hard to start running but once you do, you need to love that. It is great for your body, for your mind, for everything...

      I usually run at the evenings.

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      Zapico LM 5 years ago

      I love running, so you got my thumbs up!

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      SueMarchant 5 years ago

      I hate running, but love going for walks. I'm a workaholic, running my own business, so getting me out from behind the computer is hard. I've been looking for articles to motivate me to add daily exercise to my schedule and your lens is extremely helpful. I do have a workout mix already - so no chance to procrastinate. I will now put down the laptop and go for a walk. And hopefully continue to do so every morning. Thank you!

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      BradKamer 5 years ago

      I am more of a jogger/walker at 3 miles two to three times a week. I do it just to get the heart pumping and burn some calories. Nice lens!

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      I usually run at evening.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @RawBill1: Thanks for visiting and commenting! I have run barefoot some on grass and love the feeling - now I wear Nike Frees. My wife and I did some hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail - it was great!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Mornings are great when I can drag myself out of bed. I used to use training mainly to play ultimate, only recently have I gotten back into running just for running. Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Thanks for the congratulations! Walking 30 minutes is great - I wish I had the discipline to get out there almost every day.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @daniela12: Great to hear - I had to build up to it as well when I got back into it. Thanks for commenting and visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @CoolGamesOnline1: Me too - except when I hate it! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @writerkath: Wow - I don't think a marathon is in the works for me ever. That is impressive! Thanks for visiting my lens!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @robertzimmerman2: Nice! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Helps so much to have a group. Totally agree - keep moving and you are doing great. Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @CanadaRed LM: It's great - well worth it! Thanks for commenting!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I used to run three miles a day when I lived in a big apartment complex. A bunch of us met in the early evening. Now I mostly walk, but the important thing is to keep moving. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Great to hear - best of luck. Stick with it and it will pay off. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Breakdown3133: Glad to hear it helps - best of luck! Thanks for visiting!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I used to be a marathon runner. Been starting to incorporate jogging again into my walks to pick things up again. :)

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      daniela12 5 years ago

      I run every afternoon, aft first it was painful, but now i really enjoy it.

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      CoolGamesOnline1 5 years ago

      I love to run :))

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Haha, thanks for visiting and the encouragement. I'm not a classical physicist but hopefully Mr. Newton does approve as I rip off his work!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @iamraincrystal: Thanks for visiting - walking is great too!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @DebMartin: Great to hear! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Gayle Dowell: Awesome! Early morning runs are great - so peaceful. Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @captainj88: Yeah, building the habit is the tough part. I find that the days when I want to run the least are the days it would do me the most good. Yikes! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @GeoDitton: I guess my advice is just to build gradually and slowly. Keep stretching that distance out if you want to transition to running and mix walking and running. Zombies, Run would work with walking as well. My own addictive personality made me rush through all the missions, getting in shape along the way. Good luck!

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      GeoDitton 5 years ago

      Not too sure on the walk some as a way of starting. I've always walked everywhere (unless it really is too far to walk) I can walk all day but as soon as I up it to the running level, that's it I'm out off breath so quickly I just can't keep going. Some great ideas on here that I might try out though. Never heard of 'Zombies, Run' that might help as I have rather an addictive personality so once I collect a few things I'll want to keep going.

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Good motivation. I'm still trying to overcome #1 most of the time, although I get in moods where I'm motivated. Need to develop a discipline not dependent on mood.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Wonderful. I've been running 3 times a week this summer early mornings. I feel better than I have my whole life.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Oh, I'd so love to run again. But I don't. I do walk a lot though. And I am inspired by this lens to pick up my walking routine. Thanks, d

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      I'm more of a walker, but I like how you applied Newton's Laws to the principles of running ^_^ Great lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Great application of Newton's laws! I think he's smiling in his grave. Congratulations (belatedly) on your great Lens of the Day!

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      Breakdown3133 5 years ago

      Running is something I have never been motivated to do. This really helps! Thanks for sharing.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: Couch-to-5k programs really work and help - I wish I had taken it slower when I got started again but I just assumed that if I could run a 5k once it would be easy to jump back in at the same distance and pace. Whoops! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @BorderCollie LM: It certainly impacts my mood and overall health - even when I feel sore from running I feel great! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @jaredsgirl: I know you can do it! Best of luck - you should feel better as a result of those changes almost immediately!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Magpie Feathers: Great! Thanks for visiting and best of luck!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting! Mixing it up is really important, glad you've found a regime that works.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @GreenfireWiseWo: You can even mix it up during a day! Sometimes I will let myself walk for a certain number of telephone poles and then start running again. You could easily switch that and jog for a few before walking. Thanks for visiting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I needed some inspiration to start running and you just gave me that.. Thanks a lot.. :D

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      CanadaRed LM 5 years ago

      Just recently started running. I like it!

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      I'm a walker.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      This is a wonderful lens, and so full of info! My husband and I walk 30 minutes almost every day. At our age, that's the best we can do. :) Congratulations on a well deserved LotD!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've always played sports and love working out but running is a bit harder for me to do. I like sprinting but not the long distance run. However, I know I need to every now and then to mix it up so I like to do it in the mornings.

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Great Lens. Congrats on LOTD. I am not really much of a runner. When I do run it is usually barefoot around sporting fields on the grass or along the beach. I am not a fan of pounding the hard surfaces in shoes. I do love getting out for a long distance hike though and am currently planning a 96 kilometre (60 mile) one next year.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Congratulations on a great LOTD! Wonderfully interesting lens.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      My husband is a runner, he runs marathon few times. Reading your lens reminds me of some of his trainings. I love to walk few miles when I can. Congrats on being the LOTD.

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      barberrela 5 years ago

      I have never been into running, but I do a lot of walking with my staffie dog. Great information on this lens for all runners.

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      JimH 5 years ago

      I used to run every noon hour until I developed plantar fasciitis and knee problems. I miss it because I used to feel much better after a run and it was a great stress reliever ... I'm just walking for now but mixing in a few 100 yard runs to see how everything reacts. Hoping to run again soon ... great lens and well deserving of the purple star!

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Mostly doing a lot of walking right now. It makes you feel so good to get out and just do it.

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      candy47 5 years ago

      I'm a walker. I walk every morning and every evening I've been doing that for so long it's a habit. Congratulations on Lens of the Day :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Not any more. I do more walking now. Congrats on LOTD & the purple star.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Wanting to get into motion,if only I could get started. Congratulations on your LotD and your purple star. Thanks for sharing.

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      ParagonHRSolutions 5 years ago

      Very good lens, even if it is just a reminder of how slack some of us have become :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good lens, excellent information. I do power walking and the hardest part is getting out the door to the track but I'm always glad that I made the effort.

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      I wish I could! But I suffer from restless legs syndrome and if I attempt to go for a long walk or jogging, I will be up the whole night in pain and discomfort... I can only exercise in my pool... Great lens!! :)

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      daniela12 5 years ago

      awesome lens! Very informative!

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      Running isn't one of my favorite ways to stay fit - I run in short bursts, not constantly. Your lens is very inspiring, and your love of running really shines through.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a former 5Ker but haven't run in awhile. I like your suggestions, and it's motivating me to get out there and do it again. I'll start small, like with the couch-to-5K program or something.

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      BorderCollie LM 5 years ago

      I just started jogging recently and my mood and health noticeably improved already. My days also go by better and i feel less stressed.

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      I've been really wanting to get running. I'm quitting smoking so I think it will be a little easier to run now. Great lens. Very helpful. I think I can do this! Thanks.

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      Magpie Feathers 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. you have actually inspired me to run. Thanks !!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I mix walking, running and sprinting as part of my exercise regime. A good lens with content

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      GreenfireWiseWo 5 years ago

      I like to walk more than run. I used to run and after reading this I will try to incorporate a few days of running each week. Thank you - great lens.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: Thanks for Blessing and encouraging me. It's been fun hearing from a bunch of walkers - I have a ton of respect for walking. I feel like a lot of them work harder and have better discipline to getting moving than I do!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @purpleslug: Mixing walking and running is great! I wish I had a dog to help get me going - that can be a great motivator. Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @journey103: Thanks for visiting! I usually need that motivation to get going - once you're moving it's so much easier!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @fdurham: Definitely - talking about motion was a great way for me to think about exercise. Glad you found some motivation, thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @gianpaolo-galli: Here in Iowa the heat has been terrible this summer so I have tried to move later in the evenings. That's not even enough sometimes! I am looking forward to the cooler fall. Glad your legs want to run - be careful, it can be addictive! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Joy Neasley: Great! Take it slow and ease into it is my advice. You can even mix up running and walking by jogging a few blocks and then walking a few and repeating that process. Thanks for visiting!

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      Joy Neasley 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I'm actually a walker, not a runner. But, after reading this I think I will pick a few days a week and start running on those days instead.

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      gianpaolo-galli 5 years ago

      I started walking but my legs, now, want to run. Early in the morning is't not hot!. great lenses.Thanks!

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      fdurham 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a motivational article. I prefer walking. Exercise is important to overall health.

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      Great page, well done.

      On the poll when do you usually run? I thought - when someone is chasing me... hehehe

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @KandDMarketing: Injuries definitely add up - my knees are starting to have little issues pop up and reoccur. Someday I might have to switch over to swimming or something that is lower impact. Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Ajeet: Thanks! I am an English person, not Physics so I hope my application didn't miss the mark by too much!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Walking is great. For me to be on a treadmill I have to have something to watch or listen to. Have you tried keeping a log of your time or distance? That is something that really helped motivate me - especially when I had it online for my friends and family to see! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @pheonix76: I used to run barefoot on a local cross-country course. Don't know if I'm getting old or what but can't seem to do it anymore. Love my new Nike Frees though! Thanks for visiting.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @Douglas_Brent: Tough to convince people to get going - I like tricking them into it by adding a fun element. Thanks for visiting!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Nope...I'm a walker. This is a very motivational article for those that do run though! Blessings and congrats on your LOTD. :)

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @MayaIxchel: Thank you for visiting! Life gets busy - I need to get going as well.

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @fullofshoes: Thanks for the Blessing and encouragement!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @hartworks lm: Walking is just as good for you - just takes a bit longer! Thanks for visiting!

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      Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Sounds like a fantastic way to get moving. Those 20 pounds would definitely add up! Are you writing a lens for this week's SquidWoot? I bet you have some great photos. Thanks for visiting!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      At my age running is too hard on my body. So I walk, often carrying about 20 pounds of camera equipment, taking photos of birds.

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Hmmm, makes me realize that I need to run more! Great lens!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      This lens is so well done. Motivating... thorough, a wonderful and helpful read. ~blessed~

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      hartworks lm 5 years ago

      Running is not in the cards for this body but walking a lot more, yes!

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      Douglas_Brent 5 years ago

      Really great lens, it's exactly the thing I've been trying to convince all of my lazy friends. Regards