Channeling Your Inner Runner

18 Jun 2013 | Categories: Work Out | Posted by: LifewithBri

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Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.

– Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

Isn’t this picture relaxing? It’s often my home away from home. The TRACK! I have been a runner since the 8th grade.  I credit my track days to helping me to lose a lot of my weight AND stress. In addition, I must also thank my sister, Ashley, for encouraging me to join the track team (if she did it, I wanted to do it too.)  I wanted to write this blog to acknowledge that if you are stuck in a rut and trying to lose weight, running is a sure fire way to drop those unwanted pounds.  Not a runner?  Don’t worry, I have something for you too!

Since, I have been running for most of my life, it’s not very hard for me to get back into running if I have not done so in a while; but I can remember how difficult it was when I first began, including the pain and soreness that comes with it as you condition your body and increase your endurance.  On the other hand, I also remember the high I felt from accomplishing a workout or race and being able to run for a longer period of time without becoming winded and needing to stop.

I’ve done my research and found a few workout plans for those who have never ran in their life to those who run everyday, all day (click on the links below).

Beginner Runner Workout: Terrified of running? Telling yourself that you can’t do it? Trust me, if I can, you can!  Here is a great 8-week beginner’s workout that will get your closer to becoming a runner in no time: I’m ready to begin! 

Intermediate Runner Workout:  Even with all of my years of running, I would still consider myself an intermediate runner. I love to run because it’s a stress reliever, but sometimes I need to switch it up! Here’s workout for those who are like me: Let’s keep it going!

Expert Runner Workout:  So you’ve been working out forever and have a love for running obstacles and 10Ks.  Here is a list of 10 great workouts that can help you spice up your running! : Spice up the workout!

At the end of the day, know your body! If you are not a runner for specific health reasons, then try a different route.  Walking or even exercise equipment such as the elliptical can serve as a great alternative and can be less impactful on the knee area (a common reason some people are unable to run).

Ready, Set, Go!

MY CHOICE: To incorporate some kind of running into my workouts!

YOUR CHALLENGE: Give running a try! It’s a great way to relieve stress and whip yourself into shape FAST!

Comment or email me at talkwithbri@gmail.com <3

 

 

2 Comments

  1. PRESH
    June 25, 2013

    I FINALLY GOT MY 1 MILE ON A TREADMILL DOWN TO 13.5 MINS! NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE NOT EVEN IN MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL! RUN FOR MY LIFE! LOL

    • LifewithBri
      June 29, 2013

      Great job! So proud and keep it up! 🙂

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