1. Chick J

    ” The difference between a runner and a jogger is an entry blank.” Fred Lebrow.

    I say you are definitely a runner.

    p.s. I was a 234 lb guy who is 185 now.

  2. Mate that is an awesome story about your running past! I wish i had a story half as interesting to tell people…although I guess i would prefer not to have a chip in my leg instead!

  3. I’ve never been a runner. In fact, if you’d tell me you were going out to run I’d ask you who was chasing you. Two weeks ago I started the couch to 5K program. Not because I necessarily have any designs on running a 5K, but because I need to get in shape (I’m a 252# guy, who should be 185#’s at least). Staying at home with a toddler and an infant makes it difficult to get out to a gym at a reasonable hour and I didn’t want to sacrifice the small amount of time I get to see my wife each day after the kids are tucked in. So, I’m running. Two weeks in I feel good, but know that I have a long road ahead before I can say that I enjoy it.

  4. Count me in as one who USED to be a runner. High school cross country, track, numerous road races, etc. Unfortunately, my knees took a beating, and I ended up nearly blowing out my left knee the first run in college. While I have fine out here and there, I simply stopped. After reading this, it reminds me just how much I miss it. I may get inspired to get out there again. I know I could certainly use it and the stress relief, energy boost, and simply the time of focus that comes from that time pounding the pavement or a running on a quiet trail.

  5. kevinmetzger

    @Running Blogger yeah the story is cool but the chip sucks but honestly it only really hurts if the kids step on it.

    @PJ I think the Couch to 5k program is awesome. I’m not sure if I mentioned it but I stepped into that program as well and it helped improve my running greatly. You’ll be surprised at how soon you start to enjoy it. I’d keep a record of thoughts about your runs so you can see how you feel. What happened with me is I began to see I could do things and then when I went out and did them I felt great. Part of it was the running but a bigger part was the accomplishment of knowing I could do it and then doing it.
    @Ed I’ve never been competitive enough with running to hurt myself but I love the stress relief. I know my uncle was a marathoner and he eventually had to give up running because of bone spurs. He took up biking and loves it. I suppose that’s always an alternative if running hurts too much.

  6. One of the reasons I play basketball is because I hate running. I have tried it many times over the years, but I just never get that high. Short sprints are fine with me, but longer….

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