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My first run: WJR writer Varia Makagonova

My First Run: Varia

This is an installment of an on-going series called “My First Run”. You can read more here and submit your first run story here.  Growing up, there was nothing I hated more than running. I loved dancing, rollerblading, long walks, hiking – but running was associated with angry gym teachers and grinding out circles around […]

Runner’s column: When the excuses come, you must run

Running is hard enough, but staying committed to running is where the real test is.

I almost didn’t run tonight. I had excuses that could have made sense. On this night – Aug. 4, 2015 – my ride home from work took an extra 15 minutes, stretching way past an hour in the car, my head swimming with the question about running. I knew technically the region would still be […]

Study: Beginners should ease into running (very) slowly to prevent injury

Beginners: start running slowly

I remember when I first started running years ago. I wanted to be like my friends who were runners, meaning I wanted to be able to run 3 or 4 miles without taking walk breaks – right away. Well, of course, that didn’t happen. Getting into running shape takes time when you’re starting from zero. […]