Hungry Runner

"A few days off from running always helps to reignite my motivation, because like I said earlier, it eventually gets to the point where the only motivation I need comes from my excitement to get back at it."

How to Motivate Yourself to Run in the Cold

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5 Race Day Mistakes Every Runner Should Avoid
After months of hard work, it can take just one little mistake to ruin a great race. Beyond the sage advice of “not starting too fast”, avoid the following five mistakes to have your best race ever.
Mistake 1: Forgetting LayersEnergy is wasted shivering before the start, so save it for the race by always bringing a few layers that you can toss when the start line approaches. Avoid tying anything around your waist, the extra material on your body will become frustrating as the miles progress and you begin to fatigue. Eliminate this stress by always having a throwaway pair of gloves and a shirt ready for any race. Cheap gloves are available at many running stores, or you could explore a local Salvation Army; consider it recycling since that’s likely where the clothes will end up after the start line anyway!  In a pinch you can use garbage bags to keep warm and repel water if it’s raining!
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theactivetimes:

5 Race Day Mistakes Every Runner Should Avoid

After months of hard work, it can take just one little mistake to ruin a great race. Beyond the sage advice of “not starting too fast”, avoid the following five mistakes to have your best race ever.

Mistake 1: Forgetting Layers
Energy is wasted shivering before the start, so save it for the race by always bringing a few layers that you can toss when the start line approaches. Avoid tying anything around your waist, the extra material on your body will become frustrating as the miles progress and you begin to fatigue. Eliminate this stress by always having a throwaway pair of gloves and a shirt ready for any race. Cheap gloves are available at many running stores, or you could explore a local Salvation Army; consider it recycling since that’s likely where the clothes will end up after the start line anyway!  In a pinch you can use garbage bags to keep warm and repel water if it’s raining!

Continue reading…

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4 semi-rainy miles on a Friday! 

The drizzle was nice since all of a sudden it’s springtime in New York again. I dressed waaaay too warmly. 

And the highlight of this run was almost tripping over a rat carrying a bagel. I swear that actually happened. It was much more concerned with the bagel than not getting stomped on. Priorities.

4 semi-rainy miles on a Friday!

The drizzle was nice since all of a sudden it’s springtime in New York again. I dressed waaaay too warmly.

And the highlight of this run was almost tripping over a rat carrying a bagel. I swear that actually happened. It was much more concerned with the bagel than not getting stomped on. Priorities.

Got in 4 easy miles to Trader Joe’s for some weekend food shopping on this GORGEOUS fall day! I was too impatient to wait for the GPS to connect so I just hit start and took off. Runner problems.

Got in 4 easy miles to Trader Joe’s for some weekend food shopping on this GORGEOUS fall day! I was too impatient to wait for the GPS to connect so I just hit start and took off. Runner problems.

What would you do if you saw Katie Holmes running down the street? And I don’t mean like, running from the paparazzi or Tom. I mean like, working out; running for the benefit of bettering her body. Would you be surprised? Shocked? Star struck? Would you ask her for an autograph, maybe pull her to the side and snap a pic to post on Instagram?

A few of the following famous figures have run marathons, one is a former Olympic swimmer, and some are just good old recreational runners like you and me. But they all have one thing in common—no matter how far or how fast they go, and whether they hate it or love it—they’re all runners.

(By me!)

(Source: theactivetimes.com)

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