I love pulling on my black running shoes and charging out for a few miles first thing in the morning, it's the perfect way to jump start my body and mind setting the pace for the day, especially if I have an important to do list and want to achieve the best results. Regular exercise provides an awesome incentive for adopting a healthier lifestyle, controlling your weight, having more energy and focusing your mind.
But why run?
Well for starters running is probably one of the least expensive sports, of course your going to need a good pair of running shoes and that's easy. One of the great things I love about running is that you can do it just about anywhere. You can jog along the beach, find a nice country road or thrash down a busy street. It will increase your heart rate thereby improving your cardiovascular system lessening your chance of heart disease, improve your muscle tone, increase your energy levels so you'll look and feel great! You don't have to rely on anyone else to turn up. You can warm up, slap on your black running shoes and go... just like that! Running can give you chance to be alone with your thoughts which can make for a great way to de-stress. There are plenty of groups to join too which can be a great way to meet people from different walks of life. Ultimately in my opinion running can teach you a lot about yourself, it takes determination, commitment, hard work and a sense of self worth much like other parts of your life.
How easy is it to get started?
Depending on your age, weight and current fitness level it never hurts to check in with your local doctor if you're fit for this type of exercise but generally most people can slip on their black running shoes and jump on a running program without worrying too much about hurting yourself. If your a newbie it will pay to start slowly so your muscles, bones and ligaments can get adjusted, so be moderate for the first 6 months or so. Consistency is important if you want to gain stamina and speed, rather than running as long as you can endure and then having the next week off try to run a more manageable distance more often and build up a solid fitness foundation. Once you begin to notice the mental and physical benefits of running you'll start to really look forward to your run instead of forcing yourself to do it.
How do I choose a good running shoe?
Women generally have narrower feet than men and might have difficulty fitting properly into men's shoes so shoe manufacturers have separate styles for men and women. Depending on your foot type and whether or not you have foot problems it may be a good idea to a good shoe store and get an expert to measure up your feet and check for any problems but once you know your foot type it can be just as easy to order your black running shoes online. Comfortable, lightweight black running shoes with good arch support that suits your foot type and a firm heel counter with a little extra room for your toes is a very worthwhile investment.
Running has truly changed my life in a positive way and I encourage everyone to jump on the buzz and find the joys of running.