Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Becoming a Better Runner

I'm using August as a new year. A time to use to love to run and work out. Yes you read it right. I would LOVE to run and work out. When Gary and I first got together we could easily be at the gym for at least an hour. Now 30 minutes and we are ready to go home. Maybe we have master at focusing and getting a good workout in or just lazy. 

1. I make a schedule of what I am going to do each day both running and work out schedule. I set down at the end of each month for the next month. This keeps me accountable and less guesswork. If I have to think about what I am going to do then I will probably come up with a reason not to do that day. Then the excuses keep coming for multiple days. 

2. Proper Clothes: It's tough to workout in jeans and a sweater. I set out my clothes the night before so I don't have to think about it. They are right there when I wake up. Or I wear them to bed too. Not only does this go with clothes, but shoes as well. I have ran with all types of shoes. Invest in them. 
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3. Drink more water: I'm not a big fan of just plain water so I add cucumbers, strawberries, and lemon to the water. I am a big fan of this and highly recommend it to everyone! 

4. Stretch: Make sure that you stretch both pre and post run. There are tons of stretches on pinterest. 

5. Don't compare: This can be applied to anything in life. Don't compare your start to someone else's middle or end. As cheesy as that sounds it's the truth. 

6. Eat right: Eating cheeseburgers, tacos, and pop is not good running fuel. They are all good (tasting) but not good to run at least! But the right fuel is your body. 

7. Run different routes: I love this tip because as someone new to the area I can see a different parts of the city. So I'm excited to go out and run and experience more of Charleston. 

What are some tips you would add? 

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  1. The best way for me to stick to a workout routine is by rewarding myself when I'm good. What I always do is say that if I work out Monday through Friday, then I can take Saturdays and Sundays off. When I'm bad…then I have to work out on the weekends (which is the hardest time for me to want to). Having a reward helps me!

  2. Marisela GonzalezAug 20, 2014, 7:38:00 PM

    i drink fruit infused water too! not a fan of plain water. or working out :] but i need to. ughhhh.

  3. I've never been a runner but always wanted to give it a try. I guess it's never too late to start and these are some good tips!

  4. I'm lazy at working out, but always remind myself that I don't want to be fat, and I'm feeling great after running. This help's me :)

  5. I have been so worthless lately. I need to get back on the fitness bandwagon.

  6. Thanks!! I need to get back to running.

  7. I hate water.. I have to put something in it.

  8. I think i need to make Saturday and Sundays the cheat day. I have been putting them at Wednesday and Saturday. To be honest I cheat both weekend days.


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