In my humble opinion there are two types of people in the world: runners and non-runners.

For the record, even people who do actually run can be non-runners. I am one of those people.

I say “I’m going out for a run” a few times a week. The thing is, I rarely actually go for a run. There was a time in my life when I was super into the idea of being into running. I took running classes, I spent hours logging treadmill and park hours, read Runner’s World and watched the New York City Marathon from the sidelines. I am willing to admit now, publicly, that I am not a runner.

I have never experienced the runners high. I have never, no matter how far a jaunt I’ve been out on, found my rhythm or gotten lost in experience only to realize hours later that I’m basically an Olympian in pilled yoga pants. Mostly I huff, puff, count my steps, and check my watch incessantly.

Running, more than anything else, to me is a chore.  I will probably still go for runs from time to time, it is truly the most challenging cardio I do, but I absolutely draw the line at enjoying it.

Are you a runner or a non-runner? Runners how did you learn to love it? Non-runners, what do you do instead?



Protein pancakes (½ c. oatmeal, ½ c. egg whites, ¼ low fat cottage cheese, 1 stevia packet, dash of vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon, all blended together) with sugar free syrup


Vegetarian chili with low fat sour cream


Roasted brussel sprouts, salad, and Quorn Chik’n patties

Exercise: A Day strength training: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Abs, 30-minute stairmill