Listen, I wasn't always a runner. For many years, the most running I did was to the fridge and back. Becoming a runner wasn't easy. And, as my blog shows, staying a runner....even harder.
This page serves as a quick reference for articles by me, and others, on "Becoming a Runner". I hope you can find them useful!
Step One: Get Thyself Proper Shoes
Cool Running's Guide to Stretches for Runners
Side Stitches Suck...and are a reason many beginners quit. Stay ahead of that game!
Runner's World's Guide to Side Stitches
Great article from Tommy Copper about PREVENTING Injuries
Becoming a Runner
I'd argue that the #1 reason beginners quit: SHIN SPLINTS. With proper shoes and some help, they don't to keep you down.
Cool Running's Guide to Shin Splints