The first thing you need to do before taking up running is get yourself a good pair of shoes fitted to your running style. At Road Runner Sports, the staff will put you on a treadmill and observe how your feet hit the ground to diagnose whether you overpronate, underpronate, or have a neutral foot strike. Then the fun of picking out shoes begins. Good running shoes can be pricey, so keep an eye out for special deals on "endangered" shoes being replaced with newer models. Plus, if you or someone in your family has a VIP membership, you'll get an extra 10 percent off and a 90-day trial period to test out your new wheels.