Can't quite believe how much I love running now

It's true. Twice a week I go with a couple of friends who are just as enthusiastic about running as me. Sometimes we do the odd park run. The weight is falling off. I might soon even get into the normal weight range. Well I haven't been in that for a good few years now so that's going to feel great too.

All positive, more energy, looking much slimmer, can eat more or less what I want. I think the Autumn weather is much nicer to run in than the summer month. Although had a slight panic about not wanting snow so that I don't need to miss a run.

To think I'd never run any distance in my life before and now. Love it. Wish I'd started sooner.

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  • I couldn't agree more! i've been running regularly for 18 months & I really wish I had done C25K years ago. It's amazing how much life changes with running isn't it?

  • It has and all for the best.

  • Yep, with you all the way!

    Snow and ice and stormy weather would stop me from running just because of the potential danger, but otherwise autumn and winter running is fine.

    And I bet you enjoy clothes shopping more nowadays too! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

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  • I am also loving this time of year to run in. It really is so beautiful! I also have to confess about feeling exactly the same about snow ...and I LOVE the snow usually!

  • I know how you feel. On my run yesterday I felt so good I was waving my arms in the air in time to the music with a stupid big grin on my face! I'm sure I looked mad as a hatter but I didn't give a monkeys. All I could think about was how much I love running.

  • Definitely lifts the mood too. I'm smiling just thinks about seeing you with wavy arms.

  • Running buddies are G R E A T, they provide motivation, company, help, friendship, etc. etc. They take away the loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (5 K is quite a long distance isn't it?)

  • I used to run on my own and from time to time I do. But much prefer the company, we don't put ourselves under and pressures which keeps the running great. I done some pb's and that helps.

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  • It's a fantastic feeling and I love it. I just wish I didn't live in the back of beyond and could meet up with people on here to run with.

    As much as I enjoy running on my own, I think I'd be more motivated with others !!!

  • I used to run on my own and from time to time I do. But much prefer the company, we don't put ourselves under and pressures which keeps the running great. I done some pb's and that helps.

  • I like running on my own! You can suit yourself then, and run as far or as little as you wish on a whim as the mood takes you. You can veer off at a tangent if you see a trail you fancy or you want to run past shop windows and have a neb.

    You can have the best of both worlds though and joining a group is a good idea

  • I did in the beginning but then got a little freaked out once or twice meeting the odd folks and just ended up feeling vulnerable so now prefer to go with some friends. I can see the benefit of having the odd run on your own. But at this moment in time I love the company.

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