Why did YOU start running???

the one reason why you started

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17/10/2007 at 17:01
I started to loose weight - i lost 4 stone and that is my motivation every morning!!!!
17/10/2007 at 17:02
I started because...FILL IN GAP
17/10/2007 at 17:04

orriginally to lose weight so someone i fancied might fancy me ! (i was only 17 )

now it would be primarily to be healthy, be fitter, feel better about myself oh and manage my weight !

17/10/2007 at 17:05

Last Christmas,Works night out.

One of the lads said he fancied running the local half marathon in june-i said i would do it aswell.

Started off not being able to jog to the end of the road-now nearly 10 months later i've completed a dozen races including 2 half marathons

Not lost much weight although i've changed shape a little 

17/10/2007 at 17:07
Started to lose weight
kittenkat    pirate
17/10/2007 at 17:09
someone was chasing me
17/10/2007 at 17:12
watched the great north on tv and thought i could do that so i put my trainers on started running and about 25metres down the road i couldnt breath and had a stich which is when i thought may be i cant do that but i havnt stopped running since apart from this f---ing injury i cant get rid of at the moment  
17/10/2007 at 17:14
I started because my wife told me to
17/10/2007 at 17:16
Wanted to lose weight and get fit before a BIG birthday next month.
17/10/2007 at 17:23

I started running not long after I started walking!

I ran everywhere as a child and was ok at running at school, X-country, 800m and 1500m mainly.

Then I stopped. Had a nice long 20 year rest. I started again thinking I couldn't but love it even more now than then!

I started again because I thought my legs were getting a bit on the wobbly side...!

17/10/2007 at 17:30

Heavily pregnant stuck in traffic queue watching runners finish the Glasgow Half marathon with their little foil blankets.

Thought to myself that once my daughter was out - I would be getting myself one of those foil thingies.  That was 2001 and I first did that race in 2003 and every year since.

17/10/2007 at 17:32
Er no having baby I obviously lost ability to count - 2002 and 2004 silly me.
17/10/2007 at 17:38

because I didn't think I would be able to

but it turns out that I can... all be it badly

17/10/2007 at 17:39
I started running to get fit for basic training (army) found I could not run every day so got back into swimming and started cycling as well. Before I new It one of my friends had dragged me of to my first tri, all seems so long ago now.
17/10/2007 at 17:42

kk - LOL

I started because my habit of eating & drinking whatever I liked whenever I liked started to make me grow sideways when I was 46.  Tried dieting (boring!) so I gave that up & took up running instead.

Now I eat whatever I like, whenever I like but don't grow sideways!

Running is also surprisingly interesting & enjoyable at times...

17/10/2007 at 17:49
At the turn of the millennium 1) I was entering my 40th year 2) my marriage was down the pan 3) I was getting fat and flabby and smoking a lot 4) my father was terminally ill. It was hit the road or hit the bottle. Seven years down the line I'm, erm, seven years older but have lost the fat (yay!), the fags (yay!) the wife (yay!) and my dad (sniff). Mid-life crisis or what?
17/10/2007 at 17:54

Muttley Im 40 now does this mean I have a lot to look forward to?

Mid life crisis thats presuming Im half way through my life I

m gonna live to 80 yay

17/10/2007 at 18:23
6 months ago my partner told me he didn't think I would be able to run a half-marathon - I proved him wrong on Sunday when I did it!  So I started running because I am stubborn!
17/10/2007 at 18:29
To speed up the weight loss - 30 lbs so far (and a few more than that to go...)
17/10/2007 at 18:45

to do the Great North Run for a medal, a T-shirt and a sense of achievement.

Intended to stop after one, but found I liked it.

If someone had told me then (2002) that I'd be as miserable as sin in 2007, because injury would force me to pull out of two half marathons, I'd have laughed.

As it is I'm closer to crying, but I'll be back in '08

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