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Get Motivated: Running for the First Time

Recently, I've been reading a few of your comments, and I want to congratulate anyone who's made the switch from walking fast into running. I know that it seems simple, but for anyone who's not used to running on the treadmill (or anywhere), making that switch over from a fast walk to a jog can be a very intimidating thing.

User Juju recently shared this with us:

"I just did this today, and it happened to be the first time I have ever RUN on a treadmill. Usually I walk at 4 mph on a high incline, but I've been to scared to run. Anyway, I did it today, and it felt GREAT!!!"

How cool is that?! I wanted to share this so that everyone else who's been a bit intimidated to start running knows that you're not alone. Half the battle is convincing yourself to workout in the first place, so don't be discouraged if you want to run but have not started jogging yet—you'll get there. When you do, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Congrats Juju and everyone else who has decided to try running recently!


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