Cross training doesn’t need to involve a gym membership or expensive specialised equipment. In this video, I talk about 4 free or cheap cross training options that I regularly use.
This week’s guest blogger is the wonderful Vicki, aka vickithevibe.
Three things I can tell you about Vicki (apart from that she is an incredible runner!): she is a Scot living in Dubai, she is an Adidas running crew coach, and her Instagram feed is full to the brim with inspiration. I highly recommend you check her out!
It’s been a wee while since I had a guest blogger on here – and I really am sorry for that as I blooming love them! I absolutely love them because; a) it’s great to be a little nosy and find out about how runners got started running; b) I like finding out about races that I’ve never heard of before; and c) (this is possibly my most favourite) hearing the incredible hints, tips and advice.
Today on ‘Why do you run?’ we have the pleasure of having Jamie. I’ve followed Jamie on Instagram now for a couple of years; no matter the weather, the workout or the time of day, she always has this huge smile on her face. I highly recommend you checking her out on IG and her blog (links are below).
Whether you are coming back to running from time out due to an injury or are completely new to running, I recommend starting out the exact same way.
Here are my top 3 tips.
We’ve all been there, a run that is a struggle from start to finish. Our legs feel like lead. Every step feels like it could be the last before tumbling to the ground in a heap. These are the runs where we prove to ourselves that we are strong and capable.
Boy oh boy, this morning’s run was one of these tough runs, and in fact my husband was feeling the same way, so at least we were both on the struggle train together.
First things first, whether you ‘jog’, run intervals (that’s when you run for X number of minutes, walk for X number of minutes and repeat), or run continuously – you, my friend, are a runner!
It can be overwhelming when starting running – you go into a running store and see ALL the gear. It’s difficult to know what is required, what is a nice to have, and what would be a complete waste of money.
Here is my list of 5 things to get you started.
I am 50/50 when it comes to buying new runners – I am 50% excited to be getting new running gear, but 50% hate it as it’s a big decision; those trainers aren’t cheap and there are a lot to choose from!
So, to help you when you next need new runners, here are my top 5 tips:
Nobody wants to be injured, but unfortunately if you workout regularly there is a chance you will be out injured at some point (even if that injury was a sprained ankle from tripping over a shoe at your front door!). I’ve had my fair share of injuries over the past few years, one in particular that had me off running for 2 months – and let me tell you, it was the l-o-n-g-e-s-t 2 months!
Here are my 5 strategies for coming back from an injury.