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Our First Steps

There’s no doubt about it–running can be hard and scary when you first start out. And not just in terms of heavy breathing and painful knees. One of the toughest aspects of becoming a runner is overcoming fear. . . of judgement, failure or humiliation. Even Olympic gold medalists have…

There’s no doubt about it–running can be hard and scary when you first start out. And not just in terms of heavy breathing and painful knees. One of the toughest aspects of becoming a runner is overcoming fear. . . of judgement, failure or humiliation.

Even Olympic gold medalists have been there. Joan Benoit Samuelson has famously said,

“When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I’d walk when cars passed me. I’d pretend I was looking at the flowers.”

But as every runner knows, the more strides you take in your sneakers, the more comfortable you become. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself stretching in line at the post office and wearing sweaty tech tees to the grocery store. Stick with it and you’ll soon think:

I’m a RUNNER! And I don’t care who knows it.

How did your first running steps make you feel?

 

50 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 46

 Today’s prize. . .

1 Nordic Track C 900 Treadmill

 

 

Win a Nordic Track C 900 Treadmill with cardio grip heart rate monitor and quadflex cushioning. This space-saving treadmill comes with a built-in sound system, a workout fan that changes airflow based on your speed, an air-based and a shock cushioning system to decrease impact on your joints. Worth $1,600, nordictrack.com

ENTRY NOW CLOSED

Yesterday’s winner. .

Congratulations to Shannon McCollum who won a pair of Motion Stability Performance Trainer Running Shoes by Newton Running. Please email Jessica@womensrunning.com with your mailing address to claim your prize!