Wednesday, October 9, 2013
WIW: A decade in the same shoe and running advice
I didn't even try these new friends on before I bought 'em. While you, and the guy working at my local running store may find that odd; I was confident they'd be perfect. I've been running in the same shoe (and size) for a decade.
And then I die, a decade, really? Insert internal panic attack here.
Since when am I old enough to have had a designated pair of running shoes for decade?
In my ten years what have I come to notice about running?
A pair of well fitting running shoes is imperative, and will seriously change your feelings on running.
It never gets easier, it gets more enjoyable.
I always feel better after your run, no matter how short or long.
Making time, not excuses, is the most important part.
For me running earlier is better, then it's out of the way and I don't have to worry about it.
Some runs are just better than others for no logical or physically explainable reason.
Listen to your body.
It really is the fastest way to drop weight, or at least I think it is.
Running to music helps me run faster, and keeps me going.
Taking the dog can be both a blessing and a curse
Running socks are important too, these things aren't a joke.
Staying hydrated will help improve your runs.
Your progress belongs to you, be proud of what you accomplish.
When I'm running regularly my overall energy is up!
Running time is me time, and I've got lots to think about.
Stretching after is more helpful than stretching before (or at least I think so).
I always feel more confident on days that I've worked out or gone for a run.
Running removes most of the guilt I feel when eating desserts.
Finding good 3 and 5 mile loops in your neighborhood is a good idea.
I run for me, not anyone else.