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First of all, let me be one of the first to welcome you to the running community! Your choice to take this huge step (no pun intended) will yield many benefits in your life. If you’ll stick with it and give running a chance, you’re going to eventually find yourself being ‘bit by the running bug’ as it’s been called. The rewards you’ll reap are not just physical (more energy, weight loss, etc.) but also mental, emotional and social. Every runner, no matter their level, was a beginner at some point. For me, I picked running back up in the spring of 2008 and I can honestly say I have seen my passion for this sport increase each year.
Here are 5 beginner running tips to help get you started…
We have a local car dealership that has the following motto in many of their advertisements: “Our goal is to make you a customer for life!” As you begin the wonderful, simple sport of running, my hope would be for you to become a Runner For Life.
Let’s enjoy this journey together…one stride at a time!
If there is anything society has come to realize over the last century, it is that women are just as powerful, smart, ambitious, and capable as men. And while society as a whole is still catching up as far as true equality, the facts are evident when you look at some of the most incredible and influential people today.
When it comes to fitness, however, men and women are not the same. The natural, physiological differences necessitate unique approaches to achieve optimal results. While the fundamental science behind attaining a shredded, lean physique is basically the same for both sexes, the exact steps and application require careful consideration.
One thing I've learned is that injuries can be great teachers. There are so many lessons to be learned from the injuries we experience. They force us to slow down and evaluate our bodies on a deeper level. Like many, I'm guilty of sometimes taking my healthy days for granted. When we pick up an injury, we're suddenly motivated to learn everything we can about that specific injury. We're also dedicated to the necessary rehab it will take to overcome the injury and strengthen our weak areas.
As with many injuries, I've learned there are no "quick fixes" for my stubborn Achilles. Over the years, I've also learned there are no "get fit quickly" schemes.