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

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...

Long Distance Running For Beginners

Every single run is a gateway drug to running longer distances. Through a series of small running commitments, you eventually begin to see what your body is truly capable of. It starts with one mile, then two, then six, then twelve...and so on. Before you know it,...

21 Podcasts That Every Runner Should Listen To

There is no resource more invaluable to a runner than a podcast about running. They're free, give expert advice, and make those long (potentially grueling) runs go by super quickly. Trust me, I get it. While you may love running, sometimes it can get dull on the...

31 Unbelievable Benefits of Running

Running at first glance is a seemingly simple activity.  Many think, "What's so fun about running in circles FOR HOURS?!". Trust me, it's one of those activities that seem totally mundane until you try it for yourself. The benefits you'll gain from a simple running...

My Running Journey

So let me start out by stating that running began as my worst enemy. My arch-nemesis. I hated it. Despised it, even. While I was fortunate enough to have a natural affinity for fitness since a young age, running was the one obstacle I couldn't overcome. And it bugged...

Proper Running Form For Beginners

Whether you're thinking about forming a running habit, or you already run regularly, perfecting your running form should always be a TOP priority. Statistics claim that 65% of all runners will be injured in any given year.  The record also states that novice runners...

Running In The Morning — 14 Tips To Get You Out The Door

From the very beginning of my running journey, I've struggled HARD to get up in the morning and run. 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...

The Top 8 Must Have Health + Fitness Tracking Apps

If you've begun a journey towards optimal health and fitness and HAVEN'T been tracking your progress, you've been doing yourself a HUGE disservice.To be honest, I'm not sure how much progress I would have ever made without tracking my statistics.This is the single...

Summer Running – Tips To Handle The Heat

With rising summer temperatures quickly approaching, I thought it'd be useful to share the best tips to handle the heat! I'm personally partial to running in cooler temps, so I get great use out of these tips. Especially while living in Florida! Also, practicing...

Race Day Etiquette Tips For Runners

People who don't run regularly are probably thinking, "You're all just supposed to run in a straight line, what's the big deal?!" Yeah, NOT QUITE. There are a number of factors that play into running in a race properly with dozens of other runners...without everyone...

Treadmill Running Tips – To Make It More Enjoyable

Ahh the dreadmill... It's the bane of many a runner's existence. A handful actually like it. I'm quite neutral to it. But, at the end of the day, it's likely a tool all runners will have to utilize at some point in their running lives. The common negative I hear from...