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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