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Start the Year Running To Get in Shape

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Getting fit and losing weight top the list of most popular New Year's resolutions. You may already know they are probably the hardest to keep. But the pros say it only takes 30 minutes a day to stay in shape.

This weekend's half marathon kicked off Denise Carter's and Suzanne Greene's workout routine for 2013 and it looks like they're on the right path on day one of the New Year.

"Your body feels great you know...." Greene says. The two joined the Panhandle Runners and Triathletes Club Tuesday morning for a brisk walk in the park, it's in line with their promise to try to run every day.

"It's a good stress reliever. You just run a few miles with friends and you just feel great." Carter says.

The group promotes a sense of well being, and comrodery, something that can definitely come in handy when you're just getting started. "I was a Navy diver so we did a lot of running and then after I retired it just kind of dropped off." Rick Dunn says.

But that's when Rick decided to make the switch and get back into shape. "If you maintain it, it's easier to continue it than to get back into it." Dunn adds.

Now the plan is to stay focused, while keeping an eye on his timing and endurance. Although running may not be so easy, all you really need is a good pair of shoes.

"You know 20 minutes is all you need. You can get a good work out and you're done." Carter says.

If that's not enough to get you motivated, just take a look at the success stories.  "I lost about 60 pounds since I got back into it." Greene says.

So change out of that work clothes and get back on your feet. Here's to a new you in 2013.