It’s spring, sunshine been pampering us for a couple weeks. The urge to go for morning runs is back as if it was a tradition. Last year I was dedicated to transform myself into a regular runner, but it wasn’t easy at all. This year, I decided I’ll be trying to achieve this goal again but this time I’ll start with morning walks.
A couple months ago, I puschased a book about running. I got it from Aldi, so it was very cheap. However, I didn’t want to judge the book by its price and bought it anyway. What I have discovered in it was information that really changed my perspective to running.
I don’t have the book on me at the moment to insert the exact quote as to what I’m referring to, but it was along the lines of:
“If you’re a beginner, you can start with 20 minute walks three times a week.”
And I thought – wait a minute… running in the morning can actually be fun!?
So, a week ago I went out to my first walk. I woke up at 7am, and went straight to the outside. It was amazing – bright and powerful! It was a little cold but exercise made me very warm. Also, I didn’t suffer from my watering eyes that usually occur when I run. Morning runs are the best part of my day now.
The book also is really good at explaining what kind of stretching to do and shows how to do it which is SO useful. What I also learned from it was that you should never stretch when your body isn’t warmed up. For some reason I always thought that stretching comes before the warm up, not after!
The reason why I wanted to run in mornings was to avoid as many people as possible due to the virus. But after it passes, if you’re in Bournemouth and need a running buddy, comment bellow and I’ll try to contact you. ☀️