Hi, i started running a few weeks ago, i'm really enjoying so far but my back hurts a lot when i finish, is it normal? am i doing something wrong? also, do you have any advice in general for a beginner like me?
Try stretching it! Lean down to touch your toes and really focus on stretching your back. Don’t push yourself too hard as a beginner. Your body needs to get used to the strains of running so if it starts to hurt, take a walking break. Increase gradually. :) Good luck!
during the summer, you have to worry about heat rashes, and soaking your shirts through. you want to take a water bottle with you, but you know it’s a hassle to carry it on your run.
during the winter, it’s so cold that your joints are stiff. you want to wear leggings, but you know you’re going to heat up towards the end. not to mention, the air is so thin, you can hardly breath.
then there’s the usual problems of dry heaving, athlete’s foot, eating properly, injuries. running is literally the punishment of all other sports.
so, yes. running sucks.
but you know what sucks even more?
not running. which is why i still run. as much as i hate running, i hate not running a whole lot more.
¡Hey I live in Texas too! ☺️
all the coolest people do
aha which state are you in?
The lone star state! Home of the bluebonnets, pecan trees, and stacked cross country competition.
Wanted to make this rebloggable!
omg girl are you going to state?
no hahaha not even close. my state is very competitive!
The weirdest thing is, when I finish running I always have this ache on the inner part of where my hip joins with y pelvis but it's only on the right. Any idea what it may be or how to stop it?
It might be your hip flexor. I would try stretching it out and strengthening your glutes. I hope it gets better!
I used to be a cross country runner a few years ago but I had to stop when school got insane, recently I'm wanting to get back into it but I don't know at all how to start.
Just go on a run at a comfortable pace for however long you can somewhat comfortably. It’s okay if you walk home. Time it, and try to do that same amount of time 3-4 times each week for 2 weeks or until you feel like you can bump it up a bit. Then add 10% of the time (ex., if you can go 30 mins at first then try 33) and most importantly watch out for any injury-type pain. Good luck and have fun!
I wondered if you would be interested in adding a blog post on your website http://runnerthings.tumblr.com about Philippe Gatta who is in the process of completing The Ultimate Trail.
Philippe Gatta is a Berghaus athlete and they have produced an infographic giving stats and details about the trail.
http://www.berghaus.com/community/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GHT_final-Half-Size.jpg. You can also see the infographic on this Berghaus blog post - http://www.berghaus.com/community/?p=11181.
Gatta is effectively running 40 marathons in 40 days. An incredible target as I am sure you can appreciate.
I thought this would be something you and your readers would be interested in so thought it would make a good post for your website.
Let me know your thoughts on this.
I just went through your entire blog. I love it so much. :D
aw shucks :)
Hey, I’m a huge fan of your blog it is VERY motivational. I ran cross country for the past two years hoping to get in great shape, I love to run, it is a great stress reliever for me. My team picks top 7, to run in state quals, I was # 7. Their Are 5 reag good girls on our team but everyone else is just average. I was running about a 22:10 5k (not that great) and I was so stressed out about running in
I was very stressed about running in top7. I was falling behind in practices and no matter what I did I couldn’t keep up. My self esteem was low and I felt as if I was holding them back, I tried my hardest. My hip was really bothering me and I quit. I know I had more in me! My team is going to states and I feel like crap. Advice?
any ideas for gifts for runners?
If none of these strike your fancy, message me back because there are plenty more where those came from.