Running has been talked down even among fitness circles in recent years as the benefits of weight training are becoming more well-known. Whilst I agree that weight training is beneficial, that doesn’t mean running is not as important! Last week I wrote about the enjoyment of trail running. This week I want to introduce running as a general exercise.
Running is one of the most enjoyable ways to exercise especially once you are moderately good at it! When starting out, running can definitely feel hard and not worth it. This blog will outline how to begin running and encourage you to give it a go! This is not an in depth guide to running but will give you some idea of how to begin a running program.
Running on a paved road has never interested me and I find I get bored and stop very quickly. I can run much further and actually enjoy myself going trail running! As an Australian I am lucky that even in our major cities most of us can find a bush trail not too far away. Today I will share with you some reasons I love trail running and how you can start trail running!
Most trails have a much softer ground to land on than paved roads. Often the trails are sandy or have some vegetation. This makes it easier on your joints when running and wearing barefoot style shoes is a lot easier.
Welcome back to the blog for 2015! I hope everybody had a good break and had fun with family and friends. I certainly had many different things on and had an awesome time. After the hangovers pass, a new year makes us feel fresh and ready to tackle the year ahead; a clean slate to start anew. Let’s use the new year’s motivation to set solid goals and work towards owning them, making 2015 our best year yet!
Do New Years Resolutions work? Why you should set goals
We have all seen the people in the gym year after year lifting the same weights and not losing weight or improving their fitness. Maybe you’ve noticed the same for yourself, I was in a similar position when I started weight training at 16 years old.