Running is a Fundamental Part of the Human Experience [video]

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I used to hate running. As a gymnast, the 90 feet down the vault runway was the farthest I had to go – except once in a while on Saturdays where we’d go out running and I’d breathlessly stumble my way through a mile or two.

I’m now running a couple times a week and loving it.

I’ll write more about this new found love soon – but this old Nike commercial just reminded me how integral running is to the human experience. Definitely gets me pumped for tomorrow morning’s run.

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Toronto Boot Camp
Toronto Boot Camp

hilarious totally made me laugh, running is healthy though and for sure they'll have a good lungs.

StephRWong
StephRWong

LOL funny vid. man running just isn't my thing. I mean it's SO much easier on a treadmill compared to actually traveling. In fact, I get nauseous after a while if I'm running (not on a treadmill) for some reason.. but even on a treadmill it's hard. and I usually look next to me to see this guy running his 5th mile... I think I need to hang a juicy steak in front of me next time.

brandontan
brandontan

Ah man.. I HATE running with a passion. I'm willing to do all other sorts of cardio as long as its not running..

But after reading this post and watching that awesome video.. I think I should start to make running a habit. I've had difficulty running when I actually had to run.. Figured that its time to improve my running and my overall stamina..

Now.. To get an iPhone / iPod armband.. Do you guys listen to music while you run? Any equipment to recommend?

berenguel
berenguel

I ran a lot past summer... Then my shiny Fivefinger KSO stumbled upon some woods and scratched... I stopped cold, and only repaired them very recently. I still have to go running again, but time is short: get up, walk around the dog (no, running with him is not an option: he's a greyhound...), breakfast, thesis work, lunch, thesis work, maybe a little more thesis work at home... If I don't do more thesis, then it is blogging or writing my upcoming ebook about memorisation techniques. Or reading, there's always a lot of things to read these days... Let's see if I can squeeze a little running time in July!

Cheers,

Ruben @mostlymaths.net

jfeldstein
jfeldstein

After I started running, my neighbor told me he wanted to be more healthy, so I've been calling him up to come run every couple mornings. I get to encourage and keep him on point, and him expecting that from me keeps me honest as well. Motivation for both of us.

GilHildebrand
GilHildebrand

I used to hate running, but lately I've been running more as well. And I find that each time I run, it hurts *slightly* less than before.

I never would have started on my own. One day a few months, I came into my gym, and our group workout was to run a 10k in under an hour. I'd never run more than a couple miles, and I was totally unprepared in my Chuck Taylors. I ran it anyway and survived, and that was the day I realized how much more was possible.

Ever try running in Vibrams? I haven't, but I've been consciously running on my toes a bit more, which seems to have gotten rid of my knee pain.

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