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Follow the program and you will be more than happy. I could barely run 60 seconds when I started. Never have been a runner. I am now a firm believer in this app and interval training. Now I can run 30 minutes. Don't give up. Try your best. Repeat weeks if you need to. Just ask any questions you need to. Lots of friendly people here to answer

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I have always hated running. Even in high school and college. Basketball conditioning was torture for me, and if even fake injuries to get out of running. Decided I wanted to try it, thanks to my kid who joined cross country in school. I'm SO GLAD I DID!! I never ever thought I'd succeed at this, but I love it so much I crave running. Stick with the program. Do it every other day. And don't give up. You CAN do this! If I can anyone can, believe me.

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I had the app on my old phone for a year probably and was scared to start, and  I finally deleted it. I downloaded it again probably a month before I got the courage to go for it. I am on week eight now! who would have believed it....

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I've had a hard time with deciding what to say on this one becuse of your first words. "I hate running".

Personally I love running and I want the world to run but if you truly don't like it I would say don't do it. There are many other ways to lose weight. In fact, weight lifting in the gym is more efficient at it than running. Also, weight loss is 90% diet. Exercise is just how we become healthier.

 

With that being said. If you want to give running a try, you just may find that you like it. Your fears are warranted because it's something new but guess what? You can't fail!! The minute you step out the door and try, you've won. This is regardless of if you're able to complete day 1 or not.

 

I hope you decide to give it a try. You may find out you like it!

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I dislike running.

 

But I dislike being a couch potato more.

 

Running is a means to an end, for me.  I've cut back my diet, stuck to the C25K program (now into C10K) and my goals are in sight.

 

What are those goals?  Well, I've dropped a little more than 20 of the 47 pounds I wanted to lose.  I'm on track to run in a pair of races in Florida next month - and the finisher medals for those races have extra meaning to me as I was told, as a child, I'd never walk again.

 

Something I never expected - my wife commenting on the definition of my legs when running.  Before a couple of weeks ago, NOBODY had EVER used the word "definition" when referring to a part of my body...

 

There are things I want in life.  Running is a means to those ends.

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I dislike running.

 

But I dislike being a couch potato more.

 

Running is a means to an end, for me.  I've cut back my diet, stuck to the C25K program (now into C10K) and my goals are in sight.

 

What are those goals?  Well, I've dropped a little more than 20 of the 47 pounds I wanted to lose.  I'm on track to run in a pair of races in Florida next month - and the finisher medals for those races have extra meaning to me as I was told, as a child, I'd never walk again.

 

Something I never expected - my wife commenting on the definition of my legs when running.  Before a couple of weeks ago, NOBODY had EVER used the word "definition" when referring to a part of my body...

 

There are things I want in life.  Running is a means to those ends.

You're signing up for races. I think you do like running more than you may realize :P

 

I'm just saying running is not the only way to meet fitness goals. Hiking, Climbing, Dancing, Cycling, Lifting, Volleyball, Rollerblading, Skiing, Swimming, Rowing, Martial Arts, Basketball. There's a bajillion things you can do for fitness. Running gives you nothing special in the fitness world over any other sport.  Run because you want to run. Nobody has to run, unless they are being chased by velociraptors.

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Thank you for the multitude of encouragement. I am thinking more positively. Working up the courage to actually put on my running shoes and step out. Which is more than I have done before. I love walking! But running creeps me out. Still thinking!

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Well The app starts with a 5 min walk so put on those shoes, pretend they are walking shoes and you are going for a walk. Have some music playing and when you hear run for one min give it a try. It is only 60 sec. At least you will get a nice walk in. Make a deal with yourself if I do day one i get to go?? Make it something special to you.

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How about you do just 2 of the 1 minute (I think) running intervals. If you want to quit for the day after that, do it!! Until you get out there and try, you won't know if you want to do it :)

 

I apply that rule to days I don't want to run. The rule is run a mile. if you still want to quit, quit. I've not stopped after a mile yet :)

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How about you do just 2 of the 1 minute (I think) running intervals. If you want to quit for the day after that, do it!! Until you get out there and try, you won't know if you want to do it :)

 

I apply that rule to days I don't want to run. The rule is run a mile. if you still want to quit, quit. I've not stopped after a mile yet :)

Here here. Don't overthink it - after all you are here, and you kinda wanna (it's like kinda wanting to touch a snail but not having the courage)... just do it... 

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Give it a shot...running is work but once you make it a habit you'll find yourself enjoying it (hopefully). I got up at 4 am today and knocked out a 10K run. At the end of it I felt really good physically and mentally.

 

Running is getting your heart rate up by jogging and walking. Even world class marathoners have walked during a race. So find what works for you.

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