Posts in New Runners
16 Inspiring Quotes For Runners

It doesn't matter if you're a brand new runner or if you've been athletic you're entire life, we all struggle from time to time getting motivated or feeling totally and utterly hopeless. When getting out the door feels impossible, I close my eyes and think back to a few short years ago when I couldn't run a 1/4 of a mile without feeling like I was going to die. Struggling to put one foot in front of the other? Here are 16 things I have learned on my road to becoming a runner.

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The Struggles of Living With A Runner: Being Tricked Into Running A Half Marathon

I am willing to bet that half of all marathon runners were tricked into registering in the first place. I know this because that's how I've gotten every single one of my friends, family members and often strangers that I meet in coffee shops to sign up. I'm normally in running clothes and the conversation casually turns into me convincing them that their lives will change for the better if they run a half marathon. 5 minutes later, high fives are being given and they're officially registered to run their first half marathon.

This is how it happens...

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Struggles of Living With A Runner: Fighting The Urge To Want To Start Running

The struggles of living with a runner are real and this one may be the realest of them all. You know the one, when runners make running look like so much fun that you start wanting to start? Until you try it...

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9 Reasons Why The First Week Of Training Sucks

It doesn't matter how experienced or in-experienced you are or what you're training for, the first week is the worst! I haven't been able to sit down easily in a week! Getting into and out of a car is a serious struggle! It's at the point where a guy I went on a date with asked me if I was OK when I got up after we finished dinner. "No, I'm good." I answered with a wince, "I ran every stair in the Hollywood Bowl 3 times in 40 minutes yesterday. I'm just sore". That is how sore my quads are right now! Let's talk about the 10 reasons why the first week (or three) of training sucks--

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How To Make Running Easier

Before I started running, I used to Google "What can I do to make running easier" in hopes that I could figure out how to enjoy running. Honestly, I don't think running gets easier! I think you end up addicted to what running does for your life and you learn to love how you feel when you know you're putting your strongest foot forward. So even though it hurts, it stops feeling hopeless and impossible...does that make sense? If you need more convincing, here are 8 ways to make running "easier"-

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New Year, Stronger You

Don't get me wrong, I love a New Year's resolution. I'm all about setting goals and using them as motivation to do something amazing with my life. But there is one New Year's resolution people tend to make that makes me a little sad. It's wanting to lose weight. So I ask you...

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Where Is The Finish Line

When I went for my first run, I didn't think I was going to become a runner. I hated running, I was just desperate to escape the feeling like I was drowning in grief. Nothing was planned, I just took off, walked when I needed to walk (which was 90% of the time), and ran when I could run (the other 10%). I don't know why I decided to run again the following day, I just remember sitting around the Thanksgiving table the day of my first "run" and saying, "I think I'm going to run a half marathon." I doubt anyone believed me (I don't think I believed myself), but two months later, I ran a half marathon...

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The 10 Stages of New Year's Resolution

It's that time of the year again! People all over the United States are getting ready to make incredibly lofty goals that they almost immediately forget about. Now don't get me wrong, I love a New Year's Resolution! But New Year's Resolutions are like a bad car wreck! You don't see it coming and you can't look away! And then you're left with a huge bill and a headache. These are the 10 stages of making a New Year's Resolution --

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What It's Like To Be A New Runner As Illustrated By Jennifer Lawrence

Being a new runner is the absolute worst. It doesn't matter how athletic or un-athletic you are, getting started sucks for everyone! There is nothing more humbling than realize you can't run down the street without feeling like your heart is going to explode! This is what it's like to be a brand new runner...as illustrated by Jennifer Lawrence...

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