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You Can Be a Runner Too!

Here are some great tips (even for beginners)

Let's talk about transformations -- I used to HATE running. I only would run if there was a basketball or volleyball in front of me or a short sprint distance. I never ever in a million years thought I'd complete 3 half marathons!!

Don't ever label yourself as "not a runner;" if you're dedicated, have diligence, time, patience, and persistence you can be a runner too!!!

"I never ever in a million years thought I'd complete 3 half marathons!!"

Here are 3 Ways to Make Running Easier:

1. Pay attention to your posture, especially when you start running

  • Keep your chin level and focus your gaze straight ahead

  • Anchor your shoulders by keeping them back and down, away from your ears

  • Consciously engage and brace your core muscles throughout the run

  • Keep your spine aligned and your torso upright

  • Bend your elbows at about 90 degrees and swing your arms naturally from front to back, not across your body

  • If you are the type of runner who makes fists as you go, pretend you’re holding a butterfly or a rare coin in your hand so that your forearms and hands remain loose and relaxed

2. Run more often

Interestingly, a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise found that all it may take to improve your running form is to… run more. More running equals better form and more practice.

3. Switch up your running tempo and pacing

High-intensity interval training (HIIT, or burst and recovery cycle) has many benefits for runners. It can improve your cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, boost athletic performance, and increase glucose metabolism.

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