Easy How to Become a Runner 101
Posted On Jun 28, 2016
Some people find pure elation in a good run, but the majority of us squirm at the slightest hint of huffing and puffing as we painfully jog around the block.
On the other hand, let’s fathom the possibilities (yes, these do exist) that running poses a delightful experience.
If you run, you are a runner; it’s as simple as that.
But, even better, are the guidelines that can help get you from the sidelines to the finish line.
- This is not Burger King, but you can have it your way:
This is all about getting YOU to become a runner. Find a way for YOU to fall in love with running and for YOU to achieve your OWN standards of success. Whether it is to run a mile under 10 minutes, break 30 minutes in a 5K, or qualify for the Boston Marathon, make sure these are your own benchmarks.
- Don’t undo your hard work at the dining table:
People tend to overestimate the amount of calories burned, to lowball calories consumed, and feel entitled to “celebratory meals.”
Do not overdue it during meals.
Nourish your body the right way and you will see even bigger improvements in your performance.
- 10-minute rule:
Disclaimer: the first 10 minutes of a run will be the toughest- you will feel achy, stiff, and tired. DO NOT quit! Push past the first 10 minutes and you will begin to feel energized. If after 10 minutes you cannot go anymore, then you can call it quits with the satisfaction of knowing that your mission is accomplished.
- Be committed:
Take running as seriously as you do your vitamins or your birth control pill; aka make time for it! Make a list of why you run; wanting to rock your bikini is a perfectly acceptable excuse. Also, log your miles so that when you hit a wall at 3 miles of a planned 4-mile week, you’ll know the final mile is nothing compared to all the miles you already logged.
On your mark, get set, go!