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My Top Tip for Running

By on Oct 2, 2017 in Running |

Today I’d like to cover one of my favorite pieces of wisdom for us beginner runners. Now that I’ve been out on the road a few times I feel comfortable passing on some useful info but of course I have much more to learn – this is just something I wish someone had told me before I started but never fear, I found out the hard way so you don’t have to. So what’s the problem? Dehydration! Not being properly hydrated is the biggest silent obstacle to successfully becoming a runner. Have you ever felt a sudden headache in the middle of your run? I had. Or nausea? Hopefully not. How about getting light-headed? I know when I get a sudden attack of dizziness it’s pretty discouraging and sometimes I even feel like I should turn around and go home. Dehydration can even cause you to become totally disoriented – not nice! Luckily this is a simple problem to...

My First Run Didn’t Quite Go As I Hoped

By on Sep 19, 2017 in Running |

Hi there, and welcome back to my blog for those of us who are just getting started with running. Today I’d like to talk about something a little bit embarrassing, but it was the major issue I faced on my very first run – a sheer and utter lack of stamina. If you’re feeling bashful about your inability to jog a mile without huffing and puffing, trust me, you’re not alone! When I set out for my first run I had it all built up in my head. I had my shiny new shoes on, the motivational music was pumping in my head, I was all set to begin my fitness journey like a champion. The reality of the situation was…a little different. Five minutes into my first 5km and I felt awful! Now that I’m in my mid-thirties my stamina just isn’t what it used to be and especially after having two kids, I really couldn’t just jump right into it. It’s not like...

Adventures in Running

By on Sep 8, 2017 in Running |

Hi, Patricia again. I’ve never been what one could call slender, but now, at 35, after my second angel was born, well, you know. I looked around and it came to me that aside from TV models, most of us in this country are overweight. Way overweight. Has UK become a kingdom of fatties 🙂 I looked at some of the diet programs we see every day on TV. The more we eat of a certain diet product, the more weight we lose. What a wonder! Diet idea wasn’t really too appealing. Spending money on special diets I didn’t trust, seemed overall like a pretty lame idea. I googled around about new exercise programs and those new all-night gyms, but I didn’t like the idea exercising only inside, and the commute to gym takes time. Running doesn’t require a commute! I found lot’s of good reasons why running is better than gym.   I came across, with the help of Google, great advice...

Check out this video: Running sucked – Why did I start running

By on Aug 24, 2017 in Running |

Check out this video: Running sucked – Why did I start running

Why I Started Running

By on Aug 20, 2017 in Running |

Hi there, I’m Patricia and this is my first foray into the blogging world! I have recently taken up running and I thought it would be great motivation to track my progress as I go. I also thought it might be helpful to others to follow along on my journey, as when I first looked into running I didn’t come across too many things that share my perspective. I’m not exactly a fitness guru and all those buff Instagram stars are a little intimidating, right? Now about me: I’m 35 years old and I have two wonderful little kids who I’m lucky enough to spend my days at home with. As any parents out there know, it can be hard to find a single minute to yourself so when I first had the idea to do all this it definitely seemed a bit crazy!   My number one tip for any stay-at-home mom or dad is to carve out some time each day for yourself. That brings me to my very first piece of running advice:...

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