They say that the early bird gets the worm and that the world belongs to those who get up early, but truth be told, not everyone is a morning person (thank God!), and it’s even harder when you are trying to wake up a little earlier than usual to go for a run or a workout. Nonetheless, as I had learned when I became a morning runner, getting up early and logging in a run first thing in the morning is an amazing way to start the day. You will, literally, be starting the day on a high, and not just the awesome “runner’s high”. Therefore, today, I’m going to share with you a few practical guidelines and tips to help you achieve the same thing. By applying these powerful principles, you won’t only become a morning runner, but you will also have the tools you need to take control over your daily life schedule and build some awesome healthy habits in the process.
I have been running for the last 10 years, but I wasn’t born with an I-Love-Running gene. And truth be told, running for me wasn't love at first sight. In fact, I used to “not like” it so much (even hated it at occasions) when I took it up for the first few months. As a result, today my dear readers, I wanted to share with some of the practical strategies and action steps that helped me fall in love with running and stay so for the past few years. So are you ready? Then here we go…
When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.
Here is a 30-day running challenge to help you instill the habit of running into your life and help do it the right way—even if you are a beginner, and been running these last weeks or months sparingly. So regardless of your current fitness level, your backgrounds, and your age, the program is your perfect opportunity to start taking control over your health and start getting into the best shape of your life.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Christopher McDougall
Whether you are a beginner, a regular runner, or even a marathoner, here are 70 running tips to help you get to the next level.