Happy casual Friday! I live for casual Friday. It’s so relaxed and everyone is in such a good mood. Where are all of these smiles Monday through Thursday???
Today, I found a great Guide to Running on Pinterest that I thought deserved to be shared with the eight people who read my blog. What? You’re not a runner? Neither was I before I became a runner.
It took me two half marathons before I finally admitted to myself that I’m a runner. I didn’t consider myself a runner because I’m not very fast and I don’t have the cute runner legs (they more closely resemble my hockey player days!). After running a dozen races over the past four years, I’ve learned there is no typical runner. In every single race, there have been people of all shapes, ages and abilities.
I like running because it can be done anywhere and isn’t very expensive. I love running because of that point in the run when you feel almost invincible, also known as “runner’s high”. It took me a few months of running before I experienced the runner’s high, but (trust me) it is worth it if you can get through the pain of the first few weeks or months. I hope that doesn’t make me sound slightly like a drug addict!
The first race I ever ran was a half marathon (when I dive into something, I really dive in!). That is still my favorite training period even if it was my worst race. I was beating milestones every week and it felt fantastic. Running four and six miles were mentally the largest milestones for me. Once I discovered I could actually run for an hour without dying, I knew I could make it through the race.
Enough about me, let’s get to the whole reason I was motivated to write about running. Here is the guide:
The two things I like most about this guide are: the half marathon training schedule and the section about injury prevention. Most runners experience knee or hip pain – it is all about the actions you take to prevent and care for injuries. Happy running!