The New Year is a time when everyone wants to start getting their lives together. We tend to look at the start of a New Year as an opportunity to improve ourselves, a chance to start fresh with a clean slate. If you are a runner, which is to say that you enjoy running on a regular basis, chances are that you are going to want to incorporate your running craze into your New Year’s Resolution. Here are a few ways you can make your resolution both exciting and achievable in this new year.
- Change Up How Far You Run: Most people tend to have a set distance that they run every single day. If you want to shake things up a little, you should try increasing your distance. Try to be bold while doing so, but at the same time keep in mind that there are a lot of ways in which you could overreach such as if you decide to go too far. Doubling is a good option if the distance you cover is not already all that long. Indeed, it can help you make the most of your running experience.
- Change the Surface You Run On: A lot of people don’t know this, but the surface you run on plays a very important role in your overall running experience. If you are used to running on hard concrete, one very interesting change that you can make is that you can start running on sand. This is going to be a fun change for you because sand is a great deal less stable than concrete, which means that if you start running on it you would have to acclimatize to the new experience. This can help train muscles that you had never thought of before and make you a much better runner.
- Run in a Group: It can often be quite difficult to maintain your run streak if you are running alone. This is because finding the motivation to run is quite a task, so it would be a lot better if you just started running in a group. A lot of people running together helps motivate everyone in the group, and it also becomes a much more enjoyable experience for you overall. You would be able to make a lot of friends since running is quite a great bonding experience.
- Don’t Push Too Hard: One frequent problem with runners is that they tend to exert themselves far too much. This often comes from a place of wanting to get better, but the problem with this is that it can often end up causing some pretty severe injuries. If your body hurts a little too much, don’t run. It may feel like you are slacking but in truth all you are doing is taking care of yourself, and nothing is more important than this. Remember, if you get injured you are going to end up missing a lot more running days.