I don’t know exactly when I started running. But I do know that the first few times were so heavy! I imagined myself running lightly and majestic around town, with a nice stride and a big smile just like you always see in pictures in magazines… Well BIG deception! I always thought that my condition wasn’t all that bad… I play volleybal 2-3 times a week and I regularly went to the gym. But after 3 runs I concluded that my stride wasn’t as light as I imagined and the grimas on my face could not be called ‘a smile’..
Lately my running routine is a bit messed up because of a very busy job (love being a teacher). But recently I signed up for the 1/4th marathon of Rotterdam (10.5 km) in April 2015. Time to boost up my training and to focus on a serious 10 km scheme!
It’s important to gradually increase your running with a scheme. This way you can prevent overload and you’ll see the most progression. And you’re less likely to throw in the towel after a few runs because it’s too hard.. 😉
5 good reasons to start running
- It’s good for your condition, blood circulation and the condition of your heart.
- It strenghtens your bones. Exercising keeps your bones strong and healthy.
- It’s good for your body: you burn a lot of calories while running and you’re using different kinds of muscles throughout your entire body. It shapes your legs and bottom.
- It has a positive influence to your mood and is a good remedie for PMS.
- You can run any time of the day, you don’t need a lot of equipement and you spent some good time outdoors.
You can find several running schedules online! Check out http://www.runinfo.nl for more information about running and running schedules!
Do you run and are you training for a race? What’s your distance and how do you train?