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Learning to Love Running

I feel it’s time for a little heart to heart here on SST.  So let’s talk about how much I am not a fan of running.  Yes, I am absolutely inspired by all of my lovely friends near and far running 5ks, half marathons, marathons, triathalons, ultra-marathons (< crazy people), but those have never made it to my bucket list.

But now here I am, writing a lovely (I think) blog about fun, fitness, fashion, and all the fun along the way… and I find myself incredibly inspired by YOU all.  You, the lovely runners that describe running as the time when you can let it all go and feel free. You, the ones who feel incredibly accomplished when you run at least 100 miles in a month (which also sounds crazy to me, but that’s another topic for another day.)  And you, the beautiful readers/commenters/bloggers who show me what a truly balanced fitness program looks like.  It’s not just made of muscle strength, it is also endurance and cardiovascular fortitude.


From Victory Fitness

So here’s my plan… While you guys know from my Weekly Workouts page that I love a well structured circuit, I’m thinking that maybe I can train myself to learn to love running by starting from scratch.  Yesterday, I started a 30 day training program that I found on Pinterest (link to my page below) that is designed to get me up to running 3 miles in that timeframe.  Realistically, I’ll likely add in my own HIIT workouts and hikes along the way so that I feel like I’m getting my favorite, intense sweats in, but the flexibility in this program will allow me to travel around while still staying committed to growing my running capabilities.

Since every 5k I’ve been remotely interested in has included a free hot chocolate or craft brew at the end, I’ll say CHEERS to trying to grow a love of running.  Let’s see where this road takes me!

A quick reminder that I am not a trained professional.  Always speak with your doctor before starting any training program.


If you’re a runner, what’s your favorite reason to run?  If you’re not, have you tried using this or a similar program to get you in the groove?

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    I am a fitness enthusiast,,Though i like running,I dont do this regularly because I find it hinders me on my mission to grow muscle.So i do run,but mostly i do hiit.
    IF you are interested in how i transformed myself visit-

    July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Definitely with you, HIIT workouts are definitely life changing. Hopefully running will help me to gain balance and greater endurance so that I can get even stronger. Looking forward to checking out your blog. 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    Haha ultra ‘s = crazy people. Love it 🙂 Favorite reason to run – helps me destress and start my day off on the right foot (pun TOTALLY intended)

    July 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Haha, I’ll absolutely accept your pun! And here’s to hoping I find running’s destressing capabilities, rather than the opposite! 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath

    I started running this year and I am loving it! Even if sometimes I am really lazy.. haha
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    July 31, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Hah, I hope that I can follow in your footsteps (gosh, that was well-placed, ha!) 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply sayyestohappy

    Excited to hear how your running comes along and if you really end up loving it or not.

    July 31, 2015 at 11:18 am
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