I always had a fear and curiosity about running. I was fearful because people often warned about what it does to your joints (me and my twisted up ankles probably couldn’t handle the stress). I was curious because of the numerous health benefits that running seemed to provide not to mention its free to run; no membership or crazy equipment required!
Last year, I wanted to try it but was so afraid of killing my poor joints! What was a girl to do? Bite the bullet and run? Or keep things easy with my trusty elliptical? Well I bit the bullet! Fast forward to today where I run about 6-8 miles a week at about a 6.5-6.9 speed. Whoop whoop! Now I didn’t just start out sprinting, oh no… if anything, the first time I tried running, I was grabbing the rails and gasping for air after 5 minutes (and a MUCH slower pace). So how did I go from a lazy llama to a galloping gazelle?