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5 Tips for New Runners: Blog-vember 2018

Blog-vember Day 7 2018 --Blooming Prejippie

5 Tips for New Runners: Blog-vember 2018

As far as we are concerned EVERYONE should have a fitness routine; something that will make you feel good and keep you as healthy as possible, so that you can enjoy your life more. This is especially true for us Rock Stars. Not only do you want to have physical stamina when performing, but you want to feel good and fit into those super cool rock star fashions.

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It’s for all those reasons and more (check out Bruce’s reasons why he began running for fitness) that we used to have a gym membership, bought a treadmill, and have begun running as a family.

The trick of this situation is that while Bruce has been actually running for three years, I have only recently begun running in the past year. Needless to say, I support him whole-heartedly, but I am not able to run right alongside of him. I am simply not there yet. However, I am moving along in getting faster and for longer. Usually, I offer his advice for runners, but this post is specifically for those who are new to running, but need to know some key insights to keep them moving in the right direction.

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1. Keep blinders on

While it’s cute to give the advice that we shouldn’t “compare one to the other,” it is good to look around sometimes to learn what others are doing and let that inspire you. (—Similar to what you are doing now in reading this post.) However, there may be a time—like in those beginning stages—where it might be helpful to simply get going and NOT to worry about what others are doing. By just getting after it, you will see what you can do BEFORE you start seeking out others’ advice (which can sometimes discourage you, if you don’t have a little grounding first).

For instance, when Bruce first started—nearly 3 years ago now—I was just not ready to run. I have been a walker my whole life, but I just did not want to jog or run. But almost 2 years ago, I decided that I wanted to push myself a little more and actually turned up the speed on the treadmill. If I had focused too much on how amazing Bruce was doing and compared my progress to what he was doing a year into his running, I may have stopped altogether, convinced that it was more of a daunting task than I was capable of. Instead, I had to just keep my head down, focus on my own de