I have ran one 5k. It will probably be my one and only. I don't run. I mean occasionally I will get out there are run a quick mile, but other than that no. I will never run on a treadmill. And I am okay with that!
It seemed like everyone has all these stories about how running is great and has changed their lives. That is great for them, but for me, running is not positive. For me, I didn't like running, it wasn't fun. It was just all pain and I didn't really see enough gain. I know there were other reasons I wasn't seeing gains, but still, running was not my cup of tea.
I truly realized it after I tore my ACL. Running is hard on your joints and muscles. Swimming and cycling were how I got back into shape and found the break without running was great! I was moving more than ever and was reaping benefits without putting in miles. I felt better about going to work out. So I broke up with running.
Running hasn't missed me and I don't miss running. Working out can be hard. You are working so hard, you need to find something that will work for you. Like many relationships, don't get stuck in a
run rut. Try new things and find something you love! Just keep moving!