Need motivation to start running. How did y’all get back into it after getting out of it and becoming out of shape? Anyone?

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I had to start with couch to 5K years about being in good enough shape to run half marathons. Initially I was annoyed but it’s cool to see yourself progress through the stages and remember that you are a runner. Good luck!

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I start by setting little goals for myself (e.g., workout 3x during the week) and then build on that. A short run is always better than no run

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I also like to sign up for a race like a 5k so I have something to motivate me to train

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Second that! I signed up for a medley (5,10,Half) which are spread out throughout the year to help motivate me and serve as progress points

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And then remember the first one or two runs are horrendous, but you’ll start to enjoy it after that. Also if you have to do treadmill running instead of outdoors - I MUCH prefer a Nike guided run with variable speeds (it’s in the Nike running app) than just pounding treadmill flat out for 30 mins

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