to run. Don't starve yourself.
Have at least a banana 1-2 hours before your run.
Wear the right clothes.
Having the right clothes will make you feel more
comfortable. Adjust for the temperature and have clothes
that fit you rather than making it pretty.
Give way to dogs.
Give the pooches the space and run around
them or simply avoid them. Dogs get excited seeing
runners so it's better to keep your distance.
If you have kids don't let the miles fall
off. Get a jogging stroller on
Craigslist used for less than $50. Now you
can run and spend time with your kiddos!
Don't run with a cold.
Running with a cold just extends it and
potentially can lead to further health risks. Take
this opportunity to rest and then come out and run with
You must sleep.
to get 7-8 hours a sleep. I know that's hard but
it's as important as running itself. Your runs
will be more effective with a good night sleep.
5-10 minutes of stretching will save you days of feeling
achy. It will also protect you from straining your
New Shoes. Get
the best shoes you can afford. I used to buy
cheapie shoes and now I'm paying for it physically.
Getting into new shoes will protect your body and make
you run better. Switch shoes at least 2-3 times a
Make it a habit.
Try running or walking 3 times a week.
If you are new or even a seasoned pro, please be
patient with yourself and others.
Run with a friend.
Runs are so much more fun when you have a friend running
next to you. It's good for the heart and soul.
Just have fun.
Need I say more?
NEW GPS REVIEW -
UNBIASED REVIEW... Nobody got paid
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS
Running Tip -
Know where you are going!
I purchased my Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS just
before Christmas last year after saying to my husband, “wouldn’t it be cool if
there was something out there... like a watch that
can tell how far you went and where you ran?” and
like a know-it-all he said
sarcastically, “yeah, like the Garmin, duh?” – huh? I
had no idea! I've used those $20 pedometers from
Target and Sports Authority but they were never
accurate. If I wanted accurate mileage I'd
drive my car around my running course. Once I established a
running route that I measured the distance, I quickly bored of it but forced
myself to run the route since I knew the mileage.
So with technology for the heavens, a rocket scientist(s) took a satellite, watch, and pedometer
and put them together. Wooweee.
That's what I needed. A GPS watch. GPS
means Global Positioning System and it allows
satellites to measure your distance, speed, and
After checking out all the reviews I
decided to invest in the Garmin 305 with heart rate monitor.
I got mine at the Costco in Winter Park, FL for
Heart rate monitor. I'm amazed the Garmin also
has a wireless chest heart rate monitor. It's
pretty accurate and while I was shopping, I noticed
that many wireless watch stand-alone heart rate
monitors easily were in the $100-$200 range.
This was really a nice bonus.
What are my benefits with the Garmin 305 GPS?
1. I know my running distance within 100
to 300 ft. That's very accurate.
2. I have average speed and total time
displayed at the same time.
3. Fun things such as gradient and
4. Keep track of your routes on the GPS
and computer (it has software for logging your
5. Heart rate monitor that is integrated
6. It sets me free. I can run
anywhere and know how I am doing. I don't
feel like I'm counting down the miles. It
allows me to focus on the run and enjoy the
In summary, I can’t imagine running without my
Garmin 305 GPS! I love being
able to program the watch so that I can see what matters
most to me (time run, distance run, average pace, heart
rate) and seeing my exact distance is motivating and
helps keep me going. I highly recommend the 305 to
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