Yes, I know, it’s nothing new. Running has been very hot for a while not. Some might even say it’s already out of style. But I just discovered it and it’s great. I guess you have probably heard people say that running is addictive and I can tell you that it’s true. And for all you fashionista’s out there, it also provides you with an opportunity to buy new outfits. As you can imagine there is a wide range of running shoes available, as well as outfits in for all shapes and sizes.
Get into the groove
You might think that running is a bit tedious. Quite frankly, that’s what I thought in the beginning as well. Actually, that’s also what I thought after the first time I tried running. And after the second time. But as I am a person who likes to finish things and I had signed up for a learn to run responsibly course, I decided to stick with it until the last class to see if I’d change my mind. And boy, did I. It was around lesson 7 of the 10 that I completely got hooked on running. What I felt after running my first 10 km is very hard to describe and is best experienced. So what I have learned from that is that you need to get into the groove before you can really enjoy running.
A friend of mine got me to start running. He’s the kind of guy that can best be described as non-athletic. He even says so himself; he’s good at nothing when it comes to sports. But the fun thing about running is that you don’t have to be good at it as everybody can do it. And even the speed doesn’t matter, it’s more about the distance. The only thing that you need to do is build up the distance. It wouldn’t be good for you to go from inexperienced to running 10 km in one day. But there are lots of courses or professionals to help you build up your endurance responsibly. You can even find a lot of information on that on the internet.
Where to run?
This might seem like a strange question, because you can literally run everywhere that you can walk. But not every place is good enough for your body. For example, it’s very exhausting and not the best thing for your body to run on the beach. If you want to please your body, you should get quality running shoes and run strictly on hard surfaces. Asphalted streets or pavements would be ideal. Especially if you are a beginner and haven’t built up the resistance yet, you should definitely try to avoid soft surfaces. And then you should think about where you’d like to run. I’d advise to get away from the city, just to avoid traffic lights and obligatory stops. If you can, it’s best to find a big park to be able to run without interference.