- 1st, to get started, all you need is a good pair of shoes (not necessarily expensive ones by the way).
- 2nd, people should definitely consult their physician to ensure that running is a healthy and safe activity for them.
- 3rd, relax. I mean it. Folks get so worked up. A lifetime of preconceived notions and attitudes about running can be stifling. Fear of failure or getting embarrassed or feeling that it will be too painful arrests the idea of heading out of doors to take a jog. Probably the most important practical thing that everyone should consider—once they have a good pair of shoes and a green light from their doctor—is to chill the heck out. It's great to be ambitious, but most people overdo it right out of the gate. I say that you should finish every workout in the first many months feeling like you could have easily done more. If you feel too exhausted, if you are completely spent after a run, you likely made a big mistake.
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