This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Your tips for beginner runners. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
So you just started running? Good for you! I am proud of you. Running is fun. Running is a hobby. You don’t have to love running but liking it is good enough. When you start to “hate” it then that is when you probably need to take a break from it. That’s OK. It happens to many of us. Here are some of my tips. I hope you find them useful.
➡️ Invest in good shoes. I know shoes are expensive but they’re worth it.
➡️ Running should be fun. Remember that it is a hobby. Unless you are training to win a race and money, then it is more than a hobby.
➡️ Listen to your body. Feeling tired and need a day off? Go for it. Do not feel guilty about taking a rest day.
➡️ Walking is OK. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t or make you feel less of a runner for walking.
➡️ A mile is a mile no matter the pace. Whether you finish it in 15 minutes, 7 minutes, or 9 minutes, make sure to celebrate it.
➡️ You can run a half marathon or a marathon if you want. It will take time and commitment but it can be done. I started running in 2005 and ran my first marathon the following year.
➡️ Remember that you are a runner. Whenever you’re in doubt, remember these wise words from Bart Yasso: “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”