A very special person introduced me to running again. Now, before I state my next sentence, don't get mad. I don't do a lot of cardio, my fitness goal is to gain a few more pounds of lean muscle. Meaning: I have to watch my caloric expenditure. If I burn to many calories I will be burning my muscle, so I have to be very careful. That's not the case for most people so please read on.
I went out and bought some new running shoes and needed a change in my fitness regimen. It felt amazing, I forgot how good running is for my mind. It completely cleared my head, which is normal when I work out, but in a different way then when I'm lifting. While I lift I still have to count, check posture, etc......but when I run, I let everything go, it feels great, and for everyone out there trying to lose a few pounds, you do burn a ton of calories.
It's only Tuesday, try and take a short, or long, run this week and feel the effects. One note of caution, protect your knees. ACL injuries are the second most common injury, lower back being number one. Running is very hard on your knees, if you have knee problems or start to feel any type of pain what so ever, stop and walk. Don't overdue it, it's not worth injury. Also, if you are like myself and trying to gain weight, be sure and consume extra, (good), calories the day's you run.
Thank you for reading and no matter what shape and size you are, always love yourself!!!
TIP OF THE DAY:
If you are a runner be sure and change your running shoes every 500 miles, or roughly 3 months.