5 Quick Tips For Beginner Runners

When quarantine happened, a lot of people decided, since gyms were closed, that they wanted to give running a try for their fitness.

And that’s great. I think, safely, running is an awesome workout.

If you’ve started running during quarantine or are planning on starting soon, check out these 5 quick tips to help you out.

1. The first 10 minutes of a run sucks for everyone.

Trust me, it’s not just you. Beginner and advanced runners both take a little time to warm up to a run. Keep at it, it gets better.

2. Focus on time. Not distance.

At the start, don’t worry about going for 2-3-8 mile runs. Instead, focus on the amount of time you’re running. 5 minutes of straight running, followed by a walk. Now next time make it 6 minutes or 7.

3. Keep hydrated.

This is important before, during, and after your run. And I’m talking WATER. Gatorade isn’t needed to get started. Water does the job perfectly fine.

4. Warmup & Stretch before you start running

Getting your body loose, and even getting a sweat before going for a run is super beneficial. A couple sets of jumping jacks, high knees, etc… will help. Then stretch. Focus on your legs, lower back, and shoulders.

5. Just start.

Really. Socks on. Comfy shoes on. And go. Don’t stress miles or time splits or any thing else. Just one foot in front of the other.

National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This affects kids and adults alike.

I just wanted to compile some links and tips to learn more about what this month is about, to help reduce stress and anxiety, and ways to seek help if needed.

Mental Health America is a place to take a screen test, learn to take action, get informed, donate, and more.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a great, overall place to look into to get info, find support, and get involved

Here’s a post about 9 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Today , includes getting regular exercise and a healthy diet.

The Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition has info and helplines related to mental health, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and Covid19

If you know or have more info to share, let me know, and I’ll add it to the post for others to see.

And if you want to help and check in with your people, remember to not skip over checking on your “strong” friend. They may need it too.

❤️💙

What Do You Want To Accomplish In The First 100 Days Of 2020?

1LIFE1YOU Podcast Episode 38

I asked a bunch of people from my Instagram page the question,

“What do you want to accomplish in the first 100 days of 2020?”

I got a lot of good answers, ranging from health and fitness to personal to business .

Check it out, and let me know what YOU want to accomplish in the first 100 days of this year!

All other links to the podcast (including Apple, Google, AnchorFM, Stitcher can be found here:

http://linktr.ee/1life1you

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