My running actually looked a lot like walking to those who saw me struggle down the road during the first few months. However, the thing that helped me get on track was having a plan and sticking to it.
Running can be anything you need it to be, big or small. It can help you beat ill health. It can burn off five or 10 or 50 pounds and change your life. Or in the time it takes to watch a few video clips, it can clear your head, give you a shot of endorphins, and salvage a forgettable day.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.