A Hater Converted! Learn What Made Lena Dunham Love to Run

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 longstanding 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.

Image Source: AKM-GSI