Running For Beginners
If you are like most people, you probably don't enjoy running. It's not a tough fact to swallow, most people just don't like going outside and running for miles and miles. If you care about your health, you probably force yourself to run maybe a couple times a week to get a cardio workout in and maybe some endorphins...but deep down, you probably still dread it.
We are here to tell you that this is a normal feeling! Running isn't everyone's favorite past-time and that's okay. For all those people who actually enjoy running: good for you! But for anyone who has identified with a basic dislike for it, we are here to give some tips and helpful reminders.
1. You don't have to be a marathon runner to get into running. Try to remember to set attainable distances for yourself. Not everyone's built to run marathons--if 2 laps around the track is the perfect distance for you, then go 2 laps. If you force yourself to run 5 miles and you absolutely hate it, then it's going to be much harder to do it again.
2. Take some breaks from running. Alternating between running and walking actually burns more calories and gives you a better workout than running constantly; so if you're tired and feel like walking, go for it.
3. Stretch, stretch, stretch! You will absolutely hate yourself if you don't stretch.
4. Wear comfortable shoes. Wearing shoes that fit will prevent you from giving yourself blisters and you'll also feel much more comfortable running.
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