Is that it. Only six excuses. Surely a beginner must have more than six.
What about the I'm going to start running but won't because its raining outside and have a fear of getting wet.
my personal favourite (and I never get tired of telling this story) was an otherwise highly intelligent guy in my office who spoke to me just before I was going out for a run and came up with the classic:
"I'm too unfit for anything like that."
I SO had to bite my tongue not to say "Er... so was I... BEFORE I started running!"
I heard a good one from a workmate too:-
him - "I wouldn't run because of the damage it would do to my knees"
me - "why, have you got bad knees?"
him - "no, but don't runners get bad knees?".........
?? what an idiot Almost as bad as the other popular one about how running so often must surely be bad for you and other such chestnuts...
At the end of the day its just will power. I have been running for years and there are days I would rather do anything than go outside. I often don't enjoy it when I do go out with that attitude but when I come back I feel sooo much better for it. Its that that makes me go.
Its difficult explaning that to people who don't run. I don't believe anyone who says they have never had a bad day....
I think Jodie's point about willpower is very relevant. I've been running a few years now, and still sometimes find it hard to get out there. By varying routes, speeds and terrain (sometimes even the gym treadmill provides a welcome change!) all provide diversions from thinking "I've got to do another run around the same loop in the same time".
And Damon - that's no excuse either! When I started running I was a FF (now an "A", sadly!!) and it still wasn't enough to faze a good Shock Absorber :??)
i've just started running again after a years 'break'. All of the above excuses couldn't counteract the fact that I was exhausted after 2 days in Disneyland, so i started my first day with a short run around the block...at my aunties house in LA and on boxing day of all days....if i can do it the day after xmas in 80degree heat i can do it anywhere!!
As a sometimes runner, I am convinced at the health benefits from running (more) regularly; but I am worried about what Rach E and Trish have said about chest size - I don't have *that* much to lose!
Is it a foregone conclusion that you have to forego the chest to get in shape?
No, Xandria, it's not.
I think that if you have more to start with, some of it will go, but I was never big-busted and mine didn't shrink much (one cup size as part of the overall weight loss).
I'm a 'B' cup after 10 years of running.
i started running in august gave up the whole of december because it was "xmas" bet that wasnt on there!!! and now went back to running club last night and wished i had just carried on i actually love it!!
i am the queen of excuses i wish we had our snowfall last night and once i was out i am glad it didnt snow!!
Nope, complete nonsense that you lose your bust.
I run marathons and ultras and whereas everything else is tiny my bust is much the same. Still a D cup. (and they are not implants before you ask)
I started running a C, and I'm actually now a D, and have lost the fat round my thighs!
But like Wilkie metions, if you have some extra weight to lose then yes you might loose a little from your bust, but you'll lose LOADS everywhere else so they will end up looking bigger!
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |