Thursday, June 04, 2009

National Running Day

Yesterday was the first annual National Running Day. Here are two inspirational blogs.

From a Daily Kos' Diary by sheddhead. With before and after photos:
It's National Running Day!
"A year and a half ago, I could run NO WHERE. See, I weighed 400 pounds at 5 foot 6. ..."
She started a program:
"This is a program where you start out by walking, then running a little, then walking, then running a little, ..."

From Tara Parker-Pope's New York Times' Well Blog on Monday:
Why Walk Breaks Help You Run

About 200 comments there, based on her full article in the NYTs Health Section Monday:
Better Running Through Walking
"I am more couch potato than runner. But not long ago, I decided to get myself into shape to run in the New York City Marathon, on Nov. 1, just 152 days from now. (Not that I’m counting.)

To train for my first marathon, I’m using the “run-walk” method, popularized by the distance coach Jeff Galloway, a member of the 1972 Olympic team. When I mentioned this to a colleague who runs, she snickered — a common reaction among purists."
Couch potato to marathoner in 152 days!
Photo: Bix. (Walk, run a little, walk some more, run a little, stroll.)


caulfieldkid said...

Believe it or not, if you are just wanting to finish a marathon that's plenty of time.

Bix said...

I should follow her ... see if she makes it.

She was brave announcing it online like that.

caulfieldkid said...

Brave and smart. If I published something telling the world I was going to run a marathon, it would be a whole lot harder to hit that snooze button in the morning. :)