My Running Story

My Running Story

Running was 100% responsible for helping me overcome self-imposed limitations + for establishing my healthy identity.

If you give it a fair shot, I know it can do the same for you.

Running came into my life when I needed it most.

After years of attempting the sport (and failing), I made up my mind that I just wasn’t cut out for it.

I mean, I could barely run a minute without gasping for air.

To me, this meant I was incapable.

As years passed, I came to a point in my life where I felt incapable of pretty much anything. My self-worth was at an all-time low.

I couldn’t give you an exact reason why, but something in me decided to give running one last try.

I wanted to prove to myself that I was capable of anything I set my mind to.

A year later, I ran my first marathon.

Running is a metaphor for life. You get out of it what you put into it.

Trust me…if I can become a runner, so can you!

I’m here to teach you how…

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Running Articles

Running Articles

The 22 Do’s and Don’ts of Running For Beginners

I would say 9 out of every 10 people who start running fail to form a running habit long-term. It’s not because they don’t go in with the best intentions for success. It’s simply because they don’t know right from wrong. There is a huge amount of ways you can...

The Ultimate Guide to Cold Weather Running

If you’re like me (and possibly live in Florida) then nothing excites you more than the prospect of running in sub 50-degree weather. When you’ve spent months planning runs around the blazing summer heat, the fall/winter months are a much-needed break! 🙌🏼 Cold weather...

The 12 Reasons You Haven’t Formed a Running Habit

Have you struggled to start running consistently for months? Maybe even years? This is something I hear a lot about from readers. So many people try and form a running habit and end up failing. Which usually makes them feel they aren’t cut out for it, so they just...

How To Get Running Motivation

For years, I waited for running motivation to “strike”.I figured eventually my mind would just get it, and I’d finally be motivated to make a healthy change.The entire time I relied on motivation to achieve my running goals, I never accomplished any of them. Not...

How To Start Running — A Step by Step Guide For Beginners

It took me years to develop a running habit successfully.It’s not that I was incapable. Far from it. I just lacked the correct approach and the resources to do it the right way.Once I cracked the code for how to start running, I thrived.A year from when I started, I...

The 50 Best Gifts For Runners

Although purchasing a gift for a runner may seem daunting to some, we're some of the easiest peeps to buy gifts for! The best gifts for runners combine functionality with fun. As long as the gift has to do with running in any type of way, you really can't go wrong...

Best Running Apps For Beginners

Nothing motivates me more on my running journey than being able to look at my running statistics from when I first started.To see how far I’ve come as a runner is crazy and super inspiring to myself.It makes all those grueling, miserable miles I had in the beginning...

How To Start Running In The Morning

From the very beginning of my running journey, I've struggled HARD with running in the morning. My hand to that snooze button had a magnetic force to it. It's unbelievable -- half the time I couldn't even remember shutting off my alarm! I would constantly wake up...

Foam Rolling For Runners

When I first heard about foam rolling for runners, I didn’t really know what to make of it.To be honest, I figured it was probably just another popular recovery gimmick that you often see in the health and fitness community.Yeah, I was wrong. Really wrong!When I...

What To Eat Before A Run — The Ultimate Guide

It's always surprising to me how many seasoned runners are clueless when it comes to what to eat before a run.Or just fueling properly in general!Now, I can't give myself too much credit because for a long time (ahem, years…) I was the worst at this.I didn't give it a...

How To Make Running Easier – A Beginner’s Guide

Before we dive into how to make running feel easier and less sucky, let's get something out of the way. If you're reading this already set on the idea that "Running Sucks!", you're not wrong. It's potentially one of the most easily-hated sports there is out there. I...

Rest Day Rituals — Why You Need Them In Your Routine

Many of you might be thinking... ..."Rest day? You mean doing nothing?! I can do that no problem! How is this hard?!" Well let me tell you when you're knee-deep in your fitness routine, rest days will be harder than you think. Shocking, I know! But it'll happen. When...