Okay, maybe not alllll the time. And maybe not evvvvveryone shares that opinion.
My first half marathon ever- the Gopher-to-Badger 13.1 in like...2007?
My first full marathon- the Detroit marathon. This is why if you're gonna run, you need to have waterproof mascara. #Raccooneyes.
First married life half marathon in 2012!
Most recent (aaaaaand slowest) half marathon- 2018.
I've posted about being a runner. Trust me- I do not run quickly or gracefully. I'm not competitive. I just do it because I can, if that makes sense. Pretty much everyone is capable of putting one foot in front of the other and repeating.
New evidence came out that supports running. The British Journal of Sports Medicine* published a meta analysis (basically a giant study that examines all the studies on a certain topic to look for any common themes) that found any amount of running was associated with a 27% risk reduction of premature death.
Some research regarding running has shown mixed results- like some studies suggest that running more than 250 minutes a week can increase risk of certain health issues and death. We still don't know if there is a "sweet spot" with the amount of time to spend exercising, but I LOVE these kind of results- just do something! You don't need to run a certain pace- heck, you don't even have to run the whole distance. Like I said, just by putting one foot in front of the other for a little bit can make a huge difference in your health!
* Pedisic Z, et al. Br J Sports Med 2019;0:1–9.