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.
Stuff I learned
Do your feet lose weight? Yes they do!I did not expect that, so let me tell you what else to expect so your wallet isn’t caught off guard like mine was!
Because there are so many things fighting against the hope I need. I’m choosing to feel the compassion and love I know is out there, that other people are projecting. I just had to be willing to let myself feel it. And I finally am. Because I choose to.
If your mouth is dry and you feel thirsty, it’s already too late–you’re on the way to dehydration. Even if you think you’re drinking enough, you’re probably not (we all overestimate how much we drink). So drink up, geeks!
I lost 155 pounds, and I learned more than a few things that keep me fit, active, healthy, and geeky. The most important lesson, though, is this: Diets don’t work. Lifestyle changes do.
The best way I can analogize how losing weight made my life better is that I didn’t suddenly get a whole new version number, but it got a much needed point-release patch.
Mom was in the hospital. I was overcome by anxiety. Another hereditary health concern? I ran. That night, quite literally, I was running for my life.
You really are what you eat. After just two days of eating fewer fruits and veggies, I felt like a lump of iron had babies in my tummy. I felt bad, had no energy at all.
If you take just those 90 minute each day and set your phone aside, you’ll be more present and more connected to the people in your life–and to your life itself.
Since I can’t run, I’ve found a true love of experimenting with kettlebells, cycling, and yoga.