I started running properly (as in doing it 2-3 times a week) last summer to improve my fitness. Over winter it dwindled away because it was just too cold at 7 am. It was also too dark (I gave up after I tripped badly when running on a too-dark morning.
But I’ve started again this spring. I’ve been doing couch to 5K to get me started, which I’ve found so helpful. I’m using a free app on my phone called simple C25K (which is very simple). I’m now up to the last week (week 9) where I warm up walking for 5 minutes, then jog non-stop for 30 (which is supposed to be about 5 km). After I finish this week I’ll move onto using RunKeeper so I can track my speed and distance better.
Apart from an occasionally slightly sore knee, and an achilles that sometimes pulls, I’ve feet great! Running really wakes me up and makes me happy. I’ve lost a little bit of weight and feel more toned overall. There are tons of other benefits of running. My two favourites from this list are the energy boost and the stress relief it brings. Do you run? What do you like about it?
Here’s a great infographic about running:
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