No one is more surprised to see Lena Dunham on a run in NYC than Lena Dunham, a self-proclaimed hater of running her whole life. But things recently changed while shooting a new season of Girls. Lena shared her proud moment and what led to this big shift on her Instagram account:
"Not usually one to post a paparazzi shot but this fills me with pride. Basically my whole life I have hated running and run like a wounded baby Pterodactyl. It was embarrassing and honestly I did not trust myself to escape a burning building or even move briskly towards a buffet. @jennikonner is directing the season finale of Girls and decided that as Hannah evolved so would her run, so she got me a training session with Matt Wilpers from Mile High Run Club. Within an hour I had a different relationship to this formerly torturous activity. I felt strong, swift and proud. I'm not about to embrace that triathlon life but it's a true joy to continue getting more connected to my body and its powers."
If you too have been a long-standing member of the running haters club but would love to redevelop your relationship with this effective and inexpensive form of cardio, let Lena serve as your inspiration! Check out these essential running tips that every beginner needs to know.