I have always wanted to be a runner. Not because I enjoy running one bit, but because I think running looks awesome, as do the runners.
Runners bodies tend to be super fit and muscular, and not in a Hulk way, but in a healthy way. The only problem is that I hate running.
My friends swear by jogging strollers, not just to stay in shape but to bring that baby along, but I’m on the fence. It’s not that I don’t want to bring my girls along. It’s just that double jogging strollers aren’t cheap, and I’m not 100 percent sure I wouldn’t give up after 2 days! It’s super hot and muggy outside, and I’m just not sure I have what it takes to be a runner.
I was talking about this with a blogger, who loves running (many bloggers do) and she gave me a few tips.
She told me to:
- Start slow. Don’t worry about speed but just run as far as I can. Then try to go a little farther every day.
- Get a great pair of shoes
- Drink plenty of water
- Have fun, and include the entire family
- Set a goal. Try to participate in a “fun run” and train for it.
So I may just take her up on that. After all, I find it really hard to work out because I don’t want to have to drive to the gym, and I don’t like leaving my family behind. My kids love running and are actually members of the 100 mile club! For every mile they run they get a foot bead, and for every 100 miles I am going to give them a gift card to Target!
I would also like to hear from you who run, about weight loss. Would you say running alone is a good way to lose weight, or would I need to implement other forms of exercise as well? I want to know!