The 2010 National Running Day was earlier this week. Did you get out for a run? I had planned to, but when I was finally able to push away from my desk it was raining with thunderstorms. I will run in the rain but not in the lightning. Instead I rode my bike on the trainer. One of my running heroes is Dean Karnazes – Ultra Marathon Man. You can learn about him and his accomplishments in this video from 20/20. (the book [amazon-product text=”Ultramarathon Man – Confessions of an All Night Runner” type=”text”]1585422789[/amazon-product] is one of my all time favorites)
Also learn more about National Running Day.
These were my 2009 Everyday EMS Tips to start running:
1. Talk to your doctor if you are not currently exercising regularly.
2. Make sure you have a good pair of shoes that are designed for running.
3. Start slow and easy, for example walk 5 minutes, run 1 minute. Alternate running and walking while you build endurance.
4. Pick a fun community race that is 12 to 20 weeks away to train towards.
5. Talk to friends that run and get their advice.
6. Find a running buddy.
7. Learn more about running from running websites, books, and magazines.
New tip for 2010 – always run and cycle with identification in case you become ill or injured. Too many cyclists are hit by vehicles and often times have no ID for emergency responders. I always run and cycle with my RoadID wrist identification band.
Start slow. Don’t get discouraged. It might take you a few months before you start to see new muscles definition and pounds drop. Don’t quit.