I do actually run. It's how I maintain my svelte figure. Honestly, I run (or ride my bicycle) because it keeps my brain chemicals in balance, keeps me from freaking out, maaaaaan. If I can help in any way, let me know. The three best tips I have are, go to a running store & get fitted for running shoes, follow a <a href="http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/">good Couch to 5k program</a>, and don't run on hard surfaces - run on dirt.