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I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking me how I started running, and my response leaves a lot to be desired. I kinda did it the idiot’s way without any training, proper shoes, or injury prevention techniques.

If you want to become a runner (and not a running fool), you might be interested in the new Up and Running online running course that is the brain child of Shauna “DietGirl” Reid and “Mistress” Julia Jones, runner extraordinaire. If you listen to the Two Fit Chicks podcast you’ve probably heard Julia on a few episodes. Their first program is a 5K Beginner’s Course that runs for 8-weeks and only costs £35 GBP per person (approx. $56 USD). You can read the FAQ and then register here.

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been helping them set up their web site and Shauna is my friend, so I am not completely unbiased. But I think the class is a great idea even if I hadn’t coded a line of HTML!

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Jessica • February 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I am a TOTAL “running idiot”! I tried trainging with a friend of mine who runs a bunch of 5k’s and half-marathons last year. She even just completed her first full marathon this year! Now…that. is. serious. dedication.

I can’t even run down the street without getting winded and an unrelenting pounding in my head.

Though…I wish I could! In my mind I feel like I would really enjoy the freedom of running at our beautiful parks and on the beach.


Hunter • February 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

I think you should write a book about your running experiences. How you trained, the challenges, the marathons, the free food… I’d buy it!


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Adam • March 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

I was told 2 things when I wanted to start running – get good shoes and build up to it. So I got a pair of Skechers Resistance Runners and ran for 10 minutes a day for a week, then 15, then 20, 25 and finally 30. Now I stay at 30 minutes per week, but just try to run faster. I think it was great advice.


Michael Hines • March 10, 2011 at 5:35 am

Hi there Jennette!

First of all, great blog! You make me laugh a lot when i come here!

I love running! Especially doing interval training where I run fast for a minute and jog for a minute! A lot of sweat and tears but so worth it!

My wife hates running so this will be a good opportunity to spice things up and make interesting for her!

Thanks for the post!

Take care



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