Starting to run is a great way to improve your health, get in shape and feel better inside and out.
When you have the habit, running becomes an incredible moment reserved just for you, it’s an activity that helps you relax, think and outdo yourself over and over again, which means it’s a physical and mental workout.
The problem is that most people don’t know how to take the first step to start running. The good news is that I have a guide especially for you who are starting to run from scratch. And if you’ve tried running before but lacked motivation to continue, I’m sure this smart guide can become a definitive new opportunity to run one more time without failing.
If you’re ready to join this fabulous world of running, read on.
You’ve tried it many times and although you know that exercise is the most valuable habit you can have in your life, for some reason you can’t continue or start.
If so, let me tell you that you landed in the right place, then you find everything you need to know before you start running and the step-by-step to start this fun process.
Any form of movement is good for you, but within the many options that exist, running has been the preferred choice of many people around the world.
According to various surveys, it is estimated that in Spain alone there are more than five million runners (between the elite and those who run regularly) 1
And rightly so.
I love running, it’s an excellent cardiovascular workout, it allows you to take an express walk and it can even become a form of active meditation.
Running also helps you to work with your own weaknesses and fight against your limiting thoughts, because in practice you learn to negotiate with your lazy mind to push you to finish the route or to do the last stretch at full speed.
When you constantly run, your self-esteem improves, which gives you an extra dose of confidence and motivation to achieve other kinds of goals (even not related to exercise).
In other words, starting to run helps you train your body and mind, that is, build an athlete’s mind.
However, it is very important to keep in mind that starting to run from scratch (and creating the habit) is a process.
Think about this: your leg muscles need some time to strengthen, as do your heart and lungs. The good news is that you will be amazed at what your body is capable of achieving.
The goal is to go at your own pace
This guide to starting to run from scratch is divided into stages that do not have a defined time.
Why? because each person is different: there will be some people who have trained before, or who have more physical condition and therefore advance faster, while others are advancing at their own pace (without haste but without pause).
So if you’re a running beginner, don’t skip any stages!
What we want to achieve is to build the habit and at the same time develop the physical skills you need to run properly, but, we don’t want you to get hurt and, then, while the fun is outside you have to stay at home with ice on your knees.
Our goal is for you to have the habit of running, but you don’t have to run to have the habit.
What do you really need to start running?
A lot of desire to start running and sneakers that are comfortable.
You read well, at the moment you don’t need to invest in expensive sportswear or sneakers.
Now you’re equipped with everything you need to know to start running from scratch.
What’s your best advice for beginners? And if you’ve never tried it, why would you like to start running? Share your answer with me in the comments below!