Dear fellow runners:
My heel? Yeah, it hurts when I run. Hell, it hurts when I walk. I started running on a regular basis roughly a year ago and it’s been a relatively injury-free journey. Until now, that is.
The injury bug finally caught up to me about a month ago and, well, I’m pretty ticked off about it (to put it politely). Logic says that I should stop running and give my heel some rest, but I reeeeeally want to get outside and pound some pavement. In my mind, every day that I don’t run is another day of gains thrown right out the window. You know what I mean? Of course you do.
Today’s post was submitted by April Stith, aka, @smartblond521
At the beginning of the year, I made the decision to run the Pear Blossom 5K along with a few people from work. It was a good plan, mostly because I knew work would likely be stressful and exercise is a good way to relieve that stress. And training would force me to exercise regularly.
I found a training plan and started to follow it. Promised myself I would somehow make it and reach success. I plugged into a social media group called Anywhere5K and tried to stay motivated.
You’ve seen ‘em on our #Anywhere5K team. Now go get one for yourself. This first edition #Anywhere5K cityscape bib design is available on these and other shirts at our online store. Men, women, kids, and even infants can get in on the #a5K actions.
A race bandit is someone who participates in a race without paying the entry fee. The bandit runs (or jogs or walks) the course, drinks the water, eats the food, and accepts a medal, all things that have been paid for by other participants. So what’s the reasoning behind the bandit?
For some bandits, money is a motivator. For others, running as a bandit is a principle-based decision. While there may be arguments for and against the race bandit, I do believe #Anywhere5K can offer a compromise.
If you run short distances of six miles or less your body can most likely make do with a lot of water or even a sports drink. If you’re an endurance runner your body needs a certain combination of carbohydrates, protein, electrolytes and other hydrating fluids. Enter the recovery drink. A beverage that will put back all that you lost so you can get back out and do it all over again.