First steps to becoming a runner for non-runners

One of the things I love most about running is that anyone can do it. Although it’s difficult, running is cheap, convenient, and can be done pretty much anywhere. There’s no need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment; all you need is a pair of shoes, a good attitude, and the great outdoors.

On a recent trip to Boston, someone told me that they wish they could run like I do. I replied that anyone can be a runner if they put their mind to it. Like most things in life, running gets easier with practice. I told my friend that if she wants to be a runner, all she needs to do is put her shoes on and go run. It doesn’t even matter if you can run a mile or not. Simply run as far as you can at a pace that works for you, and do your best. Eventually, you will be able to go farther and farther.

When I first started running, I could maybe run about one mile at 10-minute pace. However, I practiced everyday, building up speed and mileage. Now, I am training for a half marathon.

So, there you have it. If you want to be a runner, go be one! Put on your shoes and jog around the block. Soon that block will turn into a mile, then two, and so on.

By Fixt Blogger Emma S.