Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fall In Love With Running

Hi everyone! My name is Pam and I want to talk "Running Love"

February is the month of " LOVE" and while it is coming to a close, there is still time to fall in love or rekindle your love of running.
With temperatures starting to show signs of warming and days are will soon be getting longer , it is the perfect time to get outside and run. Whether you are lacing up for the first time or are just getting back into it, start with some basics.


  1. Check your shoes: make sure they are in good condition and comfortable.(Running stores offer proper fitting and can guide you to the perfect shoe)
  2. Start Slow:  A C25K program (aka couch to 5k) is a great way to start, or refresh if has been awhile since you have hit the pavement.
  3. Develop a schedule:  Plan to run 3 times a week with a rest day in between. This will help prevent injuries.( do not run everyday)
  4. Stretch:  Always end each run with a good stretch.
  5. Hydration:  Drink water!  Whether it is cold or hot outside, it is very important to stay hydrated ( drink at least 64oz. of water daily)
Before you know it, you will have that feeling of "being in love". You will have more spring in your step, be happier, and have a glow in your cheeks. You will also be taking steps to to improved health.
Running is good for your heart!!


  • Aerobic exercise improves lung and heart function and allows the blood to flow more efficiently at carrying oxygen to your cells
  • Stimulates stronger bones ( as muscles get stronger, bones become stronger and denser )
  • Relieves stress ( promotes a sense of well being long after the run)
  • Weight loss ( more calories are burned through aerobic exercise)

I believe everyone has a "runner" deep within themselves. They just have to dig deep and unleash it. So get out there, find your run and fall in love!


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