I’ve been running for edging on 2 years now, which is crazy. But over the past 2 years I have acquired a lot of knowledge about running and the general fitness industry, so I thought that I would share with you some of the running truths that I wish I had known before picking up the sport!
IT’S MORE ABOUT YOUR MENTALITY
I have heard a lot of people say that running is more about your mentality and attitude than it is about your actual fitness, and I 100% agree with this! If you have a good mentality, and believe that you have the potential to be a good runner, then you will be!
GAMMY FEET ARE NORMAL
It’s gross I know, but once you have been running for a while, you will eventually experience having horrible blistered feet. When I began running, I didn’t know that you had to buy trainers between 1-1.5 sizes bigger than your actual shoe size, thus resulting in me completely destroying my nail beds. It sounds gross, and it is, don’t let this put you off though.
SOMEONE WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER
Like anything in life, there will always be some one better than you, and the same goes for running. But don’t let this dishearten you. I’m a very competitive person, so when I joined my running club and wasn’t the fastest, instead of getting annoyed at myself, I used it to my advantage and used it to push myself to become a better and faster runner.
GETTING BETTER COMES WITH WORKING HARDER
The only way you will run that extra mile or shave that extra minute off is if you work harder. Some people are all to keen to stop doing something when they don’t see the results they desire, most of the time this is because they aren’t pushing themselves. Once you get past the barrier of being uncomfortable, and you start pushing that extra bit harder, you will be amazed at the difference that it makes.
RUNNING DOESN’T DEFINE YOU
I have quite an obsessive personality, which is both a blessing and a curse. But one thing I get very hooked up upon is my training regime, if I miss a run or training session, I tend to get VERY grouchy and moody, because I think that I will have lost all of my fitness/stamina from missing that run; which we all know isn’t true. It’s important to not get too hooked up on your training and realise that its okay to miss a run, it wont make a difference.
I feel like my blog has recently taken a very different turn and I’ve been writing a lot about running, and fitness, I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I hope you are too! Running isn’t for everyone, and this post may not be for you, despite this, I think that all of these points can be applied to any sport or fitness program!
I hope to see you all in my next post!
All my love,