I was born and raised a runner, so I’ve always had an innate knack for running and a great deal of knowledge about running and running training.
But the first few months of my running career were a total mess, as my body was never fully used to the stresses of running.
After several months of running on a treadmill, I was exhausted from running, and I had to be in bed all the time to avoid burning out.
I struggled to run as fast as I wanted, but it took me years to truly get my feet under me and I was constantly hurting myself, which I attribute to running as a sport.
And then, just after I retired from running in my mid-30s, I realized that running had taught me a lot about self-care.
I didn’t have to constantly worry about how much I could run, I could actually relax and be with my body and focus on running.
Running was a huge help in terms of being more self-aware, but running also made me a better person.
I know a lot of runners who are not running, but I also know a few who do.
Here’s how to start running for a healthier life, and to take your running to the next level.