Welcome Back Runners- to our continuing series on RUNNING, with tips and inspiration from real runners who have been there, done that. Thanks to our friends at Superfeet for sponsoring this series and helping us to help YOU build a strong foundation in your new running journey!
My dear friend Amy Burford is the reason why I FINALLY could run and now love running. She says, “My favorite part of running – pre race expo shopping with my friends! 😊 When I started running there were two crucial things for me 1) compete and compare only with myself and the last run I did and 2) build my endurance with intervals vs. distance for success. For me the mental aspect of running required more training to set me up for success!”
It’s because of Amy Burford that I am able to run. Truth. She has been a friend of mine- met through business ventures- for years. And many years ago, she just decided out of the blue to start running. I was so jealous. Why? Because, I was under the mistaken impression that I could not run.
I had tried to run years prior and failed miserably. I failed because I knew nothing about running and how to build a strong foundation I could grow….and I failed because- I went at it alone. I just ran outside of my apartment, and I told no one. I didn’t ask anyone for assistance or guidance…probably because at that time, I wasn’t hanging out with “fitness people” that much. If ONLY I knew then what I knew now- I’d know that the key to success in any fitness venture is ACCOUNTABILITY and COMMUNITY….And also, knowledge. Knowledge is power and particularly in running, knowledge and information will help you build a strong foundation so you CAN run, and you CAN get better at it every week.
I saw the transformation in Amy after she started running. It wasn’t just the physical—it was just as much the mental. She felt so empowered and so strong and so proud of herself. Pretty soon I’d see on her social media platforms that she was running half-marathons like it was nothing.
She inspires me daily and she is why I knew that I could run.
She helped me build my strong foundation. She helped me buy my first legit sports bras (Under Armour!) and invest in Body Glide for chafing. She helped me understand why the right socks for running are important as well as REAL RUNNING SHOES.
Your feet, and your legs are WORKING for you- pounding the pavement or the trail or the treadmill. Invest in the right tools to provide SUPPORT to your feet and legs—which in turn supports your back, your core and your entire body!
TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. Set yourself up for success with running. Establish a safe and strong foundation….then watch yourself FLY.
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Stay tuned for more running tips for new runners BY seasoned runners who’ve been there, done that.
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