Recently, I have just taken up running and it is one of the greatest sports. There are many reasons why I consider it to be so great. First, it has helped me to lose weight and start to shape up. Secondly, it is something you can do absolutely anywhere without even needing to spend money on a gym membership. Thirdly, running shoes are the only equipment you need. Lastly, it is a great sport to partake in with friends. If it is not something you have considered, you should, running is a great deal of fun and besides you get healthy doing it.
I have only been running about a month and I have already begun noticing that weight has begun dropping off. It really does burn calories and without a ton of work. Obviously, it is important to start out slow. If you go at it too fast, it can be dangerous on your body. Also, always make sure to take the time to stretch, I can’t stress that enough. I have pulled muscles by not doing that before and after a run. If you struggle, you might walk more than you run at first, but eventually, you will get there.
When you do get there, remember it can be done anywhere! This is fantastic as you don’t need a fancy gym membership. Just step out the door and move it. If you prefer to run on a treadmill go ahead, but increase the grade a little to strengthen yourself as you go. I am not a fan of the grade, but they tell me it is good. Otherwise, do what I like and hit the pavement. It is great to breathe in the fresh air.
Guess what? You don’t even have to purchase any equipment! Just a great pair of gym shoes with good supportive soles and you are good to go. That is the only investment that is important. If you don’t invest in anything else, a pair of the most comfortable running shoes is a must. It will help you by keeping your feet in tip-top shape for a very long time. This will keep you on the street running for a long time.
Lastly, I have found it encouraging to run with friends. They are a great source of encouragement. My friends and I have already signed up for our first 5K and we are ready to run our very first race in a few weeks. I am told this is a great way to stay motivated because you want to get stronger for the run, not weaker by sitting on the couch.
This is how I have fallen in love with my first month of running. Hopefully, you will find some interesting tidbits in my tiny little piece of experience. Enjoy the fresh air in your lung and length in your new found stride.
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