Running can be an effective and wonderfully cheap way to get into better shape and support your mental health. Regular exercise will pay big dividends as you get older. Here are some ways to set yourself up for running success while making it into a long-term, even lifelong, habit that will give you joy. SHOES Photo Credit Running is one of the most affordable forms of exercise. All you need is space and shoes. That being said, don’t skimp on the shoes. Investing in good running shoes that fit well and are designed for your particular gait and stride will help to keep you injury-free so you can keep running. There are shoes out there for most people, but if you have foot issues, you might consider custom orthotics from a company like Healthy Steps Pedorthist. Taking care of your feet is taking care of your whole body. Consider it an investment that will pay itself off in years of great exercise. ROUTES Photo Credit One of the great things about running is that you can do it in so many locations. Find a go-to route near your home that can run on autopilot when you don’t have much time. … View Post
I thought today’s guest post from running expert David Dack over at Runner’s Blueprint sharing a 12-week blueprint for running your first 10K race would be perfect for those looking to start running or participate in their first race! With 2020 nearly upon us, I know – what?! – I want to share posts about how to set (and achieve) personal goals for the new year. I am not big into the whole ‘resolution’ thing – if you want to change, you can do it whenever you like – however, I am big into embracing a growth mindset. I love running. I have been running for over twenty years and wholeheartedly can say it has helped me through many challenging times. So, here’s David! A 12-Week Blueprint For Running Your First 10K Race Planning on running your first 10K race but nervous because you have zero practical experience? No need to worry, my friend! I know. Training for the 10K when you’re a complete beginner can be tricky. With a little bit of consistency, motivation, and the right guidance, you can make it down the road. Without further ado, here are the tips you need to get race-ready in less than 12… View Post
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