I’ve been running for almost a year. No-one will be more suprised by that than me. Usually I’m the sort of person who starts something then lets it gradually slip, but I’ve kept going with it right through the winter and I’m glad I have. Now, just to be clear, I’m still pretty slow and can’t go for more than about twenty minutes at a time, but I head out a couple of times a week and it’s enough to keep me reasonably fit.
I think one of the reasons I’ve stuck with running is that you don’t need any fancy equipment (although you could, of course, buy all manner of accoutrements if you wanted to). All I have is a decent pair of running shoes, shorts, top and sports bra. All of these items are fairly old. I listen to my IPod too but that’s not strictly essential. The rest is free. No gym fees, no pricey paraphernalia. What’s not to love?