Many think that they cannot run. They just don’t have the body type for running. Well there are so many different body types that can run, how do you know until you try?
The group of people I run with represents several different body types and only one could be classified as a classic runner. Josh R. has a six pack abs and very low body fat. The rest of us are Joe Averages or looking to lose more than a few pounds.
What separates runners is not the outward look of the runner, but the heart that lies within. The desire to push themselves and lead others to reach their goals as well.
Whether it be weight loss, overall health or race success, anything can be used as a reason to run. Set goals and the excuses like body type go away leaving only the goals.