A foot issue kept me from running last week. Not sure what it was but felt the time had come to only walk when all I wanted to do was run. This was not something I was happy about since I had the week off for spring break and had a whole list of workouts that I’d been planning on doing. It’s hard for us to listen to our bodies when they are saying something that we don’t want to hear…like, take it easy. The key, though, is LISTEN! The fastest road to injury is to NOT listen. I firmly believe that because I didn’t stress my foot by running I was able to successfully get in a 6.2 mile run this morning with no foot pain. Now I can get back on track (if only the tree pollen would listen!).
Had a fun St. Patrick’s Day race in Denver this past Sunday and a great run last night at a local running shoe store, Shoes n’ Brews (yes, it’s a shoe store with a pub attached!). The store event was a book signing for Alan Culpepper’s “Run Like A Champion” and a FREE fun run/walk. If you’re lucky enough to live near a running store check to see if they offer social runs during the week. These are a great way to meet new people who share a love of running and/or walking and also help to keep you motivated. You might even get a new pair of shoes out of it too!
don’t be afraid that you’ll be so much older than everyone else. Nonsense! Beginner running groups are FULL of seniors of all makes and models ready to give it a shot. Go on…be one of them!! Check out local running stores to see if any offer training groups…especially for beginners. That’s where the necessary information, coaching, and success can be found.