Friday, August 24, 2012

Stretching Before You Run

Ode to the importance of stretching before you run. Some people even do some yoga before they run! Whether it's a quick stretch of the hammies or a full-on yoga session, make sure you have some kind of pre-run exercise before you take off from the starting line.

Below is a graphic I adapted that has 5 great poses for you to do before you start running. Try them out and let me know what you think.

pre run stretches
By Treadmill Review Guru

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Costs of Being a Runner

Running is free, right? Not if you're going to take it seriously. From shoes to maraton entry fees, running as a sport can cost some money, especially if you're looking at getting a home treadmill.

The following graphic comes from my latest post, 3 reasons NOT to run on a treadmill.

costs of being a runner

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Goal: 3 Miles in Under 30 Minutes

I had not ran in quite a while. School has had me bogged down to say the least. But I've had a few weeks of break so I've been a little better at hitting the gym. Yesterday was the first time I hopped on the treadmill in over 2 months. And even then I would only run for about 5 minutes then I'd hit the weights.

Well no more. Time to get back into the swing of things.

I really like to run, especially if I've got some good tunes going. I'm a fan of treadmills. Something about running outside that turns me off. But put me on a treadmill and I feel like I can run forever!

Yesterday I gave myself a goal of 3 miles in under 30 minutes. As you can see, I didn't reach that goal but that's okay.

Sometimes we don't reach our goals. And that's okay.

Just exercise. It doesn't matter if it's for 2 hours or 15 minutes. It is still better than laying in bed. You'll be happy you got your crap together and burned some calories.

Next goal: 3 miles in under 30 minutes ;)

Have you achieved all your goals? I hope not. Tell me about some of your failures.