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Tips to Start (or Re-Start) Running

If you want to start running, or re-start after taking some time off, this post is for you. I'm finally wrapping up a 12-week run/walk program (that actually took me 15 weeks to finish, but more on that later) to build up to running a 5k again, and I thought I'd share some words of wisdom.

First, a recap: I took eight months off from running (I just counted ... that's depressing) after I injured my knee last July in the middle of my pregnancy. I got super lazy and depressed because I couldn't run, and I also couldn't have my knee repaired until after I gave birth. After my son was FINALLY born 11 days late in November, I had knee surgery four weeks later in December ... Then I went back to work in February. As I rehabbed my knee and got back in the swing of work/life, I worked out but didn't run. Finally, on March 31, I did my first run/walk on the treadmill and started following the 5k Success program from Train Like a Mother. (Yes, it's a $55 program, but …