You don’t need anything but running shoes to start running. But having some basic gear can make a big difference and keep you going.
I get asked how to start running a lot. A lot. I love this question because it’s easy to answer: use Couch-to-5K or a program like it. But there’s a problem. C25K is hard. Like really hard. Especially if you’re not a runner. Even more so if you’re not active at all, and you’re just starting out with fitness and exercise.
Day 11! What what! Today got me thinking about activity trackers because we have a fundraiser zombie/costume walk as a fundraiser for a local charity tonight–Shoals Crisis Center. I only ran a mile because I knew that I was going to be moving around a crazy amount between setting up and doing the walk itself.
Today’s run was pretty easy. A 9:27 mile, and my heartrate never went over 165, really. Not that I noticed, at least. And that’s awesome. Recovery runs aren’t meant to tax you. They are just there to keep you moving and making sure your body doesn’t wither away into a lifeless husk.
The streak is gonna keep going. The streak has been one of the best things that’s happened to me in a long, long time. Y’all’s support for the streak has made it wonderfully enjoyable. And I just can’t bring myself to stop.
Because I work hard at keeping myself motivated. And yeah, that’s work. Especially when it gets to this point in setting up a new habit. It’s been 5 days, and this is the point where it’s easy to quit.
Your legs use different muscles for walking and running, and taking breaks from beating your legs up can help them rest and run even further.
What do you really need to start running? A couple of feet and a pair of shoes that don’t hurt them!
After running 200 miles in my first pair of no-tie Lock Laces, I am never going to tie my running shoes with normal shoelaces ever again.
I am certain that if more men’s running shoes and activewear were available in bright colors, men would buy them. We don’t buy them right now because they’re not available.