By Judy Mick
You can become a runner at any age! I’ve heard people say that they wish they are started running when they were younger, but it was too late to start now. That is so not true! Running gives you such a great and healthy lifestyle – no matter when you start!
No matter what age you start running, the important thing is to get a physical before you begin running. You want to make sure that you are in good health. If you have any health conditions that you are aware of – let your doctor know of your intentions. He will help you get started correctly and let you know of anything you should be on the lookout for regarding your condition.
If you think that most runners started when they were younger, talk to several runners. Some may have been running since school and some may have just taken up the sport. There are some runners that have been running since they were young. They were on their track teams in high school and college. Sometimes that’s a good thing – and sometimes it’s not.
Many runners that were pushed during their younger years on their track and cross country teams may get burned out. The last thing these runners want to do is run again. They are missing out on the run of running – and I always hate to see that happen. Sometimes these runners get back to running after a few years break.
There are runners that start later in their lives. Personally, I started in my 20’s. But, you hear stories about runners that didn’t start running until they were in their 50, 60’s and even older. They are out there doing marathons in their 80’s. I love to hear these stories! I plan on running marathons in my older years, also.
Runners are out there running today that were never considered athletes when they were younger. I was one of these. I was never athletic. My junior high phys ed teacher pretty much gave up on me. However, I do consider myself an athlete now. And, you can be one, too! In my opinion, if you are out there running and staying in shape – you’re an athlete.
So, it doesn’t matter how old you are. Get started running! If you can walk, if you start correctly, you can become a runner. And, you’ll be part of a healthy lifestyle that will always be with you.
As you can see there are many benefits to running. I invite you go to Walk To Run and take a look at a program that I put together for those that are wanting to begin running.
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