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CET BS: Jogging - boring? (63* d) RE: BS: Jogging - boring? 04 Dec 11

When I started running (not jogging) I relied on my Ipod shuffle a lot to keep me going over the longer distances. As I have become used to running, I find I find I have less need of distraction and I rarely listen to music, even for long runs. I don't get bored because I am paying attention to what I am trying to accomplish.

Running isn't for everybody, and if what floats your boat is yoga or walking or pick up basketball, more power to you. It's also true that if you don't pay attention to your body, you do risk injuring yourself. However, the hordes of runners who are putting themselves into hip replacement surgery don't really exist. I run about 4 or 5 times a week, usually with other people, and what I see is not a lot of grim, suffering people but ordinary folks who are making a positive change in their lives. For the beginners it's harder, and genetics does make a difference in how fast and long you can run, but every runner is winning his or her own battles. If you want to see smiling, be there at the end of a road race and watch runners complete their first marathon or half marathon.

So, jogging boring? Possibly, but running isn't (at least not for me).

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