What I Would Tell “Young Me” About Running

  1. 1. Don’t be bothered by what anyone has to say. Whether it’s about how you look, how fast (or slow) you are, when you run or why you run. Just get out the door and get it done.
  2. 2. Find the person or people who motivates you the best – your coach, top runner on your team, or the fastest person in town. What do they do that makes them fast? What is motivating about them? Ask questions. Get involved. Never stop learning.
  3. 3. Be consistent. There’s nothing more detrimental to training than taking an extended “vacation” from running every week. If you want to be a good runner, you have to run. And the more consistent you can be over the years, the better off you’ll be. Think of it this way: miles are like money in a bank!
  4. 4. Have fun! Live to the fullest. Enjoy the company you’re with. Take time to appreciate the tiny details. Surround yourself with like-minded people and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.
  5. 5.  Go where you’ll be accepted and taken care of – like your local running store.  My local store is amazing and my running wouldn’t be what it is today without their help and support.  
  6. New runners will always find it tough to get going, but when they have the proper support system, anything is possible!
  7. TeamRunner4Life
    If it really is important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse…

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