Running for Beginners: Should You Run With Music?

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I have been running for a long time now, but until recently, the idea of running with music was not very practical.  The advent of the iPod and the mp3 player, along with earbuds really has made it much easier to take some tunes with you while you run.  But the question still remains, should you run with music, or not? Advantages of Running With Music or iPod There are several advantages of running with […] Read more »

Get the Mindset to Lose Weight

get the mindet for running to lose weight

This post is inspired from a discussion I had this week with my friend, Joey.  Joey has just started a running and weight loss program, and he is actually doing quite well so far.  He has already lost about 12 pounds just by modifying his eating habits, and now he is supplementing a walking and running program as well. When Enough is Enough I asked him what it was that made him decide to finally […] Read more »

Running for Beginners: 10 Keys to Training for a Race (Part 1)

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Congratulations! You decided to run a 5K race or a 10K race.   Or maybe you are still thinking about it, and just want to know some good training concepts.  Either way, the following will help you be a better runner, and will help you look good when you run in a race, even if it is your first one. Here are 10 Keys for Beginners to Train for a 5K or 10K Race (Part 1) […] Read more »

Sometimes You Need an Easy Week of Running

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Not too long ago I had a really down week.  I was tired, and my muscles were sore.  My lower back muscles were especially tight, and I decided to take it a little easier this week.  That is why I did two cross training days, and I took one day to just do the stretching and strength exercises.  The key though, is that even though I took it easy that week, I still was able […] Read more »

Facing the Giants and Running

I enjoyed the Movie Facing the Giants when it came out on video a couple years ago. It is a football movie with a Christian emphasis, but I think this clip illustrates a great concept that you can use to help you in your running.  Take a minute to view the video and let me know your thoughts. Did you notice how Brock was able to do the crab walk much further than he even […] Read more »

Making Fitness (and Running) a Part of Your Life

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There are many parts and components of our life such as our career, family, spiritual life, finances, personal development, social life, and our health.  If we neglect any of these areas then it makes it more difficult to be successful in the other areas.  Your health and fitness, then, can be a great way to improve your quality of life in all the other areas.  If you are unhealthy and sloppy, for example, it makes […] Read more »

Running for Beginners: How to Get into the Habit of Running

how to get in the habit of running

If you are like most people, you want to be fit and trim, and be on a regular exercise program.  You really want to get started running, but for some reason you just cannot get off the lazy boy and stick with a running program.    I know that forming a new habit and changing your patterns of life can be difficult. This is true if  you are trying to get into the habit of […] Read more »