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Consistency Running

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Consistency.

Why is it so bloody hard to master?

Mostly because the thing we are trying to master is new and maybe a wee bit out of our comfort zone.

Say, for example, you are trying to run every single week in the month of February.

So…

You go out and run on Tuesday, then Wednesday and then again on Thursday.

Friday you are tired so you give yourself a day off.

Then on the weekend, you get to be lazy because you feel now you’ve built a good running consistency…

So now you’ve got lots of energy to go full force on Monday and try to keep up the consistency in running.

This is good!

Consistency Running

*(Two things can happen in your mind here.) ~

– You’re happy you did your 3 days last week and want to keep the momentum and deciConsistency Runningde to plan days with breaks between runs. (This is a good thing!)
–  Or, you’re a bit angry with yourself because you thought in your mind 3 days were too easy, so you push yourself to run more! (Not good, your ego is already setting you up for a failure… Don’t listen.)


If you experienced the second thought, your running might look somewhat like this.


The next week you run every day except for Sunday.
(Now you are truly tired and overworked, it won’t look pretty from here.) While You are still in the over-the-moon stage and an absolute trooper at that. You decide to run full force and do a lot of mileage one day!

Consistency Running  ~ Uh oh…

After … The next week you get lazy.
But, You’re still really proud of yourself! ( You should be, that’s a big feat!)

You get lazy, really lazy because you ran soo much.
You feel stiff and tired and still, believe you need time off. ( And you do!)
It eventually turns into too many days off.
A week goes by and you don’t run.

Two weeks go by and you have to start all over again because you lost your momentum.


A very familiar story…


Consistency Running ~Do you get what I’m saying? 

Look how hard it is to keep the consistency with these three mistakes …

  1. The first mistake is scrunching all the days together in your first week and not giving yourself a break between each day. When you give yourself a break, the consistency for running doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
  2. The second mistake is running more than 3 days a week. If you are used to running these days consistently then it’s ok to add more. But… if you are not, it’s going to be a big change for you committing to this. Again it will feel too overwhelming.
  3. The third mistake is taking too many days off from the last run. This is a biggy in failing to build consistency.
If you didn’t watch this video last week, watch today.
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The only way to see the results by next Monday.
  • Give yourself 1 to 3 break days in between runs.
  • Run Only 3 days.
  • Do not leave more than 3 days off between runs.
Remember, teaching yourself how to build consistency will have setbacks. This is normal.

Turn Your Problems Around

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Turn Your Problems Around

Wow, what a week!
It’s been a BIG emotional week for Americans and the World, and I wish all the best for all. This is your chance to change my mindset and for You to turn your problems around.

For me, these last few weeks have been more than busy. I’m at the tail end of training for another 50K, and it’s simply been a lot of hard work and dedication.

Believe it or not, it’s very similar to someone putting in the training for a 5K, 10K or even presidency!  Much more intense for the latter nevertheless a lot of focus, drive, consistency, and good mental talk which are exactly the traits you need to accomplish anything.

At times, a focus can take the back seat when things are not working, and we don’t know why. It’s usually because of problems.

Your Can Turn Your Problems Around! 

You are human and are allowed. (Only for a moment)

  • To not want to do things that make your life better,
  • Not to believe you can do things that you really can do.
  • To not want to push yourself when the best part of your life is right around the bend.

Why? (You must think I’m a little crazy!)Turn Your Problems Around

The reason is, If you didn’t have these negative moments in your life, you wouldn’t know what things you need to change.

Hense you will finally be able to push yourself in the right direction.

Most of us look at these negative moments as problems.

Problems can become more problems leading us back into a cycle of problems, and nothing is actually getting fixed.
Not until we look at the problem differently.

“Turn your problems around, instead look at the problem as…”

  • challenges we can change
  • challenges help us see the other side of things
  • challenges make us think and help us map and fix the things we need to fix
  • finally, challenges send us in the right direction

Recognizing moments of negative thinking are excellent signposts to help you with change and flipping things around in your favour.

For example: When you’re feeling lazy and the plan you had was to go for a run. The laziness is your signpost, to get out there and run or at least help you to figure out what remains to be done differently, so you go running next time.

Maybe the only solution is going to bed earlier or running a different time in the day.

Make sure today you are mindful of your negative feelings, that’s your signpost or your indicator for your moment of change.

Please leave a comment and let me know what your indicator is to change your thinking.

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I Ran for Two Weeks Consistently!

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Here’s what I’m going to do for you.
– If you run for 3 days this week and next week (Sunday to Saturday) and you tell me about it here in the comments, I’ll automatically make out a Special Certificate for you!

A certificate that says…


“I completed 2 Consistent Weeks of Running!”unsplash12daysofrunning2weekchallenge

I really want you to get on the run and create consistency now.

Winter is coming and it can be the toughest
time of year to run! 

Little tidbit about me… {I run on the treadmill occasionally, but for the most part I take running out in the cold, wintry snow and wind!}

Believe it or not, I love the fresh cold air!

Keeping consistent running will create a beautiful, healthy body for you.

A body where you understand your limits and mindfully know when to push and when to hold back.

Running is so rewarding and I want you to feel the benefits of consistency today!

Believe in yourself!

Leave a comment below and let me know how it went and you will receive a certificate!

This is only good for the month of October/2016. (You don’t have to worry because I’ll be doing this again!)

If you showed up by surprise and want to get in on the action building consistency running, sign up for my Keep On Running Challenge!

 

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A Common Mistake Beginner Runners Make

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  A Common Mistake Beginner Runners Make

The biggest mistake beginner runners make, is running too fast.

A common mistake beginner runners make.

A Common Mistake Beginner Runners Make

Running too fast when your body at a cellular level isn’t ready can be hard on your body.  While you suffer the feelings of getting out of breath, your body’s intelligence is trying to tell you to slow down.

“Forcing your body to go too FAST,  will have your mind screaming for you to  STOP!”

When you come to a stumbling halt because you have nothing more to give, this can be daunting for the beginner runner trying to learn to run.

Even a runner who has been running for awhile can make this mistake and suffer problems with fatigue followed by the issue of lack of motivation. The result will be running just feels hard.

There are easy things you can do to supply your lungs to muscles with continual oxygen, so you are running comfortably. Let’s go over what That is.

A Common Mistake Beginner Runners Make

Trail running fun.

 

First, you need to recognize if you are running too fast.

A Common Mistake Beginner Runners Make – How does a beginner runner know when they are running too fast?

  • You breathe heavily throughout the run, never seeming to feel good and always gasping and fighting for more breaths!
  • Muscles feel tight and sluggish, and you can’t seem to get into the run.
  • You’re sweating a lot even when you’ve not gone far.
  • You’re rescuing yourself by walking many sessions then you need, to make up for running too fast.
  • You feel as though you might be sick during and/or after your run.
  • You put too many off days in between your runs; you’re too tired and just can’t find the strength or motivation to get out there.
  • After your run, you come home glued to the couch for the rest of the day.

When you get to this point where running just feels so hard, you lose motivation.

It’s time to reinvent new goals for running! Push your ego out of the way and learn to run by simply using the Run/Walk Method.

Signing up for this Free Learn to Run Program will have you running a 5K in 6 weeks!

Slow running does not mean always running slow, your body will know when It’s ready to go!

For now, you want to stay with comfortable running and gradually let your body become accustomed to running. The key is to build slowly and run consistently over a six week period.

Sign up and follow along for six weeks, you will feel energetic and in tune with your body, mind and soul. You’ll know when it’s ok to go fast and when it’s time to hold back and slow down.

— Pick your goal . – find a good plan.  – Learn to run.  – Get out there and do it consistently!

Watch video here.

 

Are you listening to what your body is trying to tell you?

Please comment and let me know your thoughts.

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4 Reasons Why Running is Good for Your Body

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4 Reasons Why Running is Good for Your Body!4 Reasons Why Running is Good for Your Body - girls running

 Running helps to alleviate stress and depression.

     1.  You’ve probably fought to go running at the end of a tiring day, but you manage to dig deep and go. The surprising part is you are much happier on the return. The positive for you is you are a happier person for your body.

4 Reasons Why Running is Good For Your Body – You feel almost transformed in such a positive way!

This positive energy can last up to 12 to 24 hours! There’s a whole lot of good happening deep inside, rewarding you with the flow of this positive energy and sense of calm. Running creates a shield by releasing happy hormone endorphins which create a barrier against feelings of stress, low confidence and depression.

Why Running is good – Running helps to induce intelligence

2.  Aerobic exercise can help boost thinking.

Going for a run before you write a test could have you scoring higher marks. A long-term study (By Arthur Kramer, University of Illinois is man brain -4 reasons why running is good for you.a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Beckman Institute) showed… Adults that exercised aerobically consistently did better on cognitive tests! The part of the brain that goes through aging is spared and has more efficient brain processing than people who don’t exercise.  Kids also benefited from daily exercise helping increase stimulation to important brain mechanics producing a positive neurological impact. All the more reason to take your kids for a run or walk!

 

4 Reasons Why Running is Good for Your Body - Learn to Run and get rid of stress!Why Running is good for you – Running is a great problem solver.

3.  Have you ever gone running/(walking) and on the return have the answers to long sitting problems?

The part of your brain that’s on overdrive is actually able to rest and let the other part of your brain do the figuring out! This is easy for you because it happens to be the right side of your brain, the intuitive part that has all the answers. You are able to tap into the amazing. Try it… You will be pleasantly surprised.

Why Running is the best exercise – Running slows the aging
process in your body.

From your brain down to your toes, you are doing better!

Some of the positives for exercise while aging is better muscle tone, increased blood flow and 4 Reasons Why Running is Good for Your Bodyincreased cleansing breaths. This, in turn, helps you to process crystal clear information, maintain better posture and prevent degenerative diseases. So follow a plan doing some kind of exercise aerobically and consistently and sign up for my Learn to Run Program. All it takes is 3 days a week for 20 to 30 minutes!

 

I’d love to hear what you have to say, please comment below 😀

If you haven’t signed up to the learn to run program, do so today. You could be running a 5K in 6 weeks!

Click on this Learn to Run Link!

*Images: Group of women running in park – image courtesy of cooldesign – at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Human Brain – Image courtesy of nenetus – at FreeDigitalPhotos.net*

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Learn to Run Today

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Learn to Run Today!

Young or old it doesn’t matter when you start!

 

Learn to Run Today

This is a running program for beginners who want to learn to run today by gently starting from a run/walk program.

After 6 weeks you will be running 4 to 5 Kilometers

About 30 minutes of complete running!

By accomplishing goals and feeling healthier, you will love the freedom running brings to your life! Running and being active helps prevent diseases like obesity, degenerative maladies, and even cancer. That’s why learning to run today will give you the freedom to really know yourself and your potential!

 Let Go!

 

 

Learn to Run – Run/Walk Program!

Why do we start running using the run/walk method?

  •  An easy method to stick to in the beginning.
  •  The run/walk method is gentler on your body.
  •  Changes are gradual and gentler which helps motivate you and encourages you to be challenged.
  •  With both walking and running mixed it’s a positive activity for your health and fitness, eliminating stress and having you focus on what matters most in life.

Here’s a sneak preview!
This is what all Levels will do before and after run/walking.

  • Do warm up and cool down walk. 10min walk to start – 30 min run or run/walk – 10 to 15 min walk after.
  •  Make sure that you total is at least 40min.  This what it will look like. 10min walk – 20min run/walk – 10 to 15 min walk cool down.
  • Stretching helps your running program and prevents injury, so don’t  forget to stretch! You can find the best stretches here!

Get psyched learn to run today and sign up!

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Why do my legs feel so heavy running?

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Why do my legs feel so heavy running?

Why do my legs feel heavy running?

Running legs feel like lead.

Likely it has to do with you overdoing running and your legs are tired, although there are other reasons for legs feeling heavy while running.

Your body learns running gradually while it goes through the stages of learning to run faster or longer.

My legs feel heavy when I run!

Your legs feel heavy when running…

  •  too fast too soon
  •  too many miles
  • running or working out every day

The feeling of having heavy legs is uncomfortable, having yours legs feel week when running, eventually you’re stopped in your tracks!

Other reasons for heavy legs running.

  • You do not properly warm up before running.
  • You don’t cool down and stretch from your the last run.
  • You went running after sitting at a desk all day without a good warmup.
  • You ran too fast the last run you ran.
  • You didn’t replenish your muscles with rest.
  • You didn’t replenish with protein rich foods after running for healing muscles.
  • You are overheated running wearing too many clothes.
  • The temperature is too hot to run.
  • You are dehydrated and not drinking enough throughout your day so when you run you feel stiff, heavy and maybe even cramped.
  • You run at high speeds too often or race too much.
  • You go running after sitting at a desk job all day or a long car ride.

Your diet could be causing you to have heavy legs running!

  • If you are dieting and not consuming enough calories, running is going to feel uncomfortable and you won’t have energy.
  • Diet pops, pre-made low-calorie dinners, sugary snacks and energy drinks with sugar or fake sweeteners are not good.
  • Most chemicals and unnatural ingredients added to packaged foods confuse and break down your body.

Make sure you eat…

  • Foods that are natural and grow from the ground are great for fueling your body.
  • Eat nutrient rich foods, then your body absorbs this good fuel for energy and healing.

Running in the wrong running shoes or hard running surfaces can make your legs feel heavy.

  • Go to a specialty store and get fitted for new shoes.
  • Look for wear on the bottom of shoes.
  • Try to run on softer surfaces like grass and trails.

You need to be intuitive and figure out when you are doing too much for youWhy do my legs feel so heavy running?r stage of running.

  • Listen to your body’s pains, take a step back and look at what you might be doing too much that’s bringing on these pains.

Your body is going to set up sign posts in the way of pain or the feeling of heavy legs running to let you know what it doesn’t like!


Why do my legs feel so heavy running? - What do I do about it?

Before you run:

  • do dynamic stretches 5 minutes before running.
  • walk 10 minutes before and after running.
  • do static stretches after running.
  • message legs with a foam roller or get a message.
  • cold bath or shower is good to arrange after a long run.

Always check with your doctor if heavy legs running persists.

Develop a good rapport with your doctor so he/she knows what activity or exercise you are doing. An underlying injury or condition needs to be looked at.

Please leave a comment in the section below if you’ve ever had that heavy leg running feeling while running or even walking.

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5 Important Tips to Get YOU Out Running

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imageI want to present to you 5 important tips to get YOU out running and help you stay with your running or run/walking program!

{Please note the word [running] can also mean [walking] for YOU 🙂 }

 

1.    The 6 week Promise for Running or Run/Walking to a 5K

– First write a note to yourself about what promise you will give yourself for the 6 weeks.  It might be you promise to walk or run 3 days per week to get you to that 5K.
– Then Copy this promise and attach it to the inside of your wallet, on the bathroom mirror,  in front of the kitchen sink or on a door you use often.

Even the wall on the front of  the toilet is a great idea !

(You get the idea, I want You to see this all the time!)

This tip reminds you of your promise and maybe friends or family will join your challenge!

It takes about 21 days to build on a habit… If  you stay true to your promise, wonderful things happen to your body and that’s a promise!

2.    The Calendar to Keep You Running

– Grab a calendar or use your phone calendar app.
– On the Friday of every week, put the date and time you will exercise. This will be appointments you cannot break.
– Set reminders on your phone or hang your calendar where you will see it frequently.

(X) in red the days you have completed. This is one time in your life where the red (X) is positive!

3.    Bypassing the Negative Voice

There will be times when… you just don’t want to go for a run!

When you don’t feel like running or run/walking, that negative voice  can draw you in and tell you to skip your workout.  This could lead to a worse scenario of quitting all together. (Something we are trying to avoid!)

Know this is not your voice because you only want what is  good for YOU!

This is the voice that holds no truth or loyalty for you. As a matter a fact— it loves to see you fail!!!

Here’s a little secrete that works for me.
– Always have clothes you wear for exercising washed and in separate place.

– Take a few slow, but deep breaths and keep moving.  Head over to where your cloths are and get undressed.

– Close your eyes and visualize yourself out there.

–  Put your workout cloths on,  keep breathing slowly and go out that door!

This helps by bypassing the negative voice and gets you going on your mission. This works for me in training,  sometimes I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning! I’ve had times when it’s pouring rain, the wind is howling and it’s difficult to get out there!

I get out there and when I come back , I feel invincible!

—— On the Flip Side ——-
(It’s common to feel like you want to go, go, go…  And once you get into running – you feel tired, tired, tired!)

4.    How do you know you are running too much?

When you start any new activity, you will feel stiff and sore the first week or so. Give yourself this time to take it slow, gentle and easy. I can’t say this enough!

–  Make sure you spread your days apart, so there is time for building and healing those muscles. –  If you are still getting sore and feeling very tired, do not go exercising. – – Give your body 2 days rest.
–  Don’t try to catch up, just continue on. It does not matter if you miss a day or two because of feeling tired, it’s not going to change anything.
– If you are feeling sore and tired every week,  don’t stop! Take your time by slowing your pace, cut 10 minutes off each day and still stick to your schedule. You are lightening your exercise load.
You deserve to be treated gently!

Injuries happen…
Make sure you assess your soreness and if it doesn’t feel better, get it checked by your doctor. There could be an underlining problem that needs to be addressed. I can’t say this enough, always get a doctors pass on your health before you start ANY exercise.

5.    Good Shoes are Important for Running

If you don’t have the right shoes, injuries can happen. Go to your nearest sports specialty shoe store and tell the attendant you need a good running shoe or walking shoe. (if you’re just walking) Ask about the guarantee, Some places let you try the shoes for 30 days and if you are not satisfied, there are no questions asked and you are able to exchange them for another shoe!

I hope I’ve given you a good taste of what is to come, please click on The Running Manual link to find out more about what I’ll be releasing this next month!

Next post
I will review more juicy stuff from The Running Manual! coming soon!
Information about building mileage,  avoiding injuries, ONE Great Tip on knowing your foot type for your shoes and More on how to stay motivated!

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section or just let me know how you feel about your exercise program!

Awesome Results for Great Posture Running!

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It’s important to have good posture running or walking,

because your body loves good posture!

Over the years your posture gets worn down from living with stress, not getting enough quality sleep and not consciously sitting or walking with good posture.

Our bodies become slumped!image

Learning good posture by getting active and learning to run through ChiRunning will change your running and daily living. ChiRunning helps to continually strengthening core muscles by developing the memory programed within you for good posture.

Your muscles, ligaments, bones and even your organs

function well with good posture!

The results for great posture are awesome!

  • muscles are not strained
  • ligaments are relaxed
  • bones are in alignment
  • organs are not compressed allowing proper functioning — good digestion, proper breathing and easier elimination

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 Learn to walk first with awesome posture,

work it into running after.

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder length apart and lean.
  2. Lean slightly, but enough so that your heels are staying put.
  3. As soon as you are tempted to fall – take a step. You are learning how to walk again!

It may sound strange when I give you these instructions…

Visions of you literally tipping over and losing your balance.

It isn’t that way at all.

The lean is very slight, it is the gears to set your speed.

It will feel weird at first, nevertheless your body won’t take long to get used to this.

After all, this is a walking posture you were absolutely born with!

Danny Dreyer gives an awesome example of great posture walking – by taking us back to the past…

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You may remember a lifeguard shout, “Walk!” when you ran by the pool.

Or a teacher at school yell, “No running in the halls!”

Your reaction to this:

You slowed down and walked really quick steps, but still tried to maintain a running Speed.

Slightly leaning forward at the ankles, quick short steps and eyes looking in front of you. Of course you would never look back because you didn’t want to be known as trouble.

 Learn good running posture today!

Why?

To get awesome results for great running tomorrow!

You taking stress off your knees, hips and lower back.

If you kept on running with the wrong posture, the strain or injuries would be never ending!

ChiRunning and ChiWalking are important for your well being preventing you from living a static life.

The first program I recommend whether you are a runner or a walker is the ChiWalking program.

Click on the link on the right to see programs available!

Please sign up and receive a Free 5K Program and Report on:

“The 10 Biggest Mistakes Beginner Runners Make”

Take a look at video 3 where Danny Dreyer from ChiLiving demonstrates this perfectly.

Let me know in the comments section if you think you’ve got good posture and if a program like this would help you.

Why choose a ChiRunning Program?

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Why would you choose a

Chi Program?

There are many reasons for choosing a Chi program, the best reason is it positively changes your life!

Running and walking top the list as one of the most convenient and popular sports to keep you fit! Find a good running shoe, throw on a comfortable outfit and you’re out the door to better health!

Going out the door running has never been so easy!

Going out the door is easy if you are holding a good posture aligned throughout your body! But heading out and continually walking or running with poor posture is the number one reason we get uncomfortable and a huge reason for quitting!

Your Walking and Running Posture For ChiRunning

Our walking or running posture changes as we age because we are living tired and sometimes very stressful lives.

You Need To Pay Attention To Your Posture

As your life continues to keep you busy, you need to pay attention to how you are holding your posture. A slightly curved spine, a slump in the shoulders and cave in the chest make it difficult to do anything comfortably! Especially when it comes to your crucial breathing.

Why choose a ChiRunning Program?

Chi Running

Weight not distributed evenly causes injuries to joints and muscles.

Slumping through the shoulders and bending at the waist puts direct pressure on joints at the hip, knees, ankles and feet. If you walk or run with incorrect posture favoring one side of the body, over a period of time troubles come your way and injuries ensue.

ChiRunning starts out with walking and learning the correct postures for walking and running. By being aware and creating a balance in your posture and engaging your body in a harmonious position, you will feel the energy of life flow through you!

Why choose a ChiRunning Program?

See movement, the invisible energy force of the wind.

This Energy is your Chi!

Tapping into your invisible Chi energy makes movements simplistic, effortless and successful. The balance is there and you feel invigorated during and after the run or walk. Chi energy is like the wind, you can’t see it but you will feel it’s subtle force when using it.

Using Chi energy to move your body is all about putting the effort in, (checking in with yourself on movement learned) at the same time using centered energy (gravity) to move you forward.

Danny Dreyer says it best: When two complementary forces are interacting in a relatively good measure, there is a state of balance and centeredness.

Chi running and walking is engaging your body in a unified way, so you can run that 5K or go for that brisk walk feeling good! The parts of your body that are not meant to be used for big body movement are used properly and the workload is spread to the stronger parts of the body. this just means all parts are doing their rightful job.

Please click on the ChiLiving link to find out more!

Related Articles:

Awesome Results For Great Posture Running

Are You Run/Walking With Good Posture?

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Please comment in the section below how you feel the ChiProgram would help you.

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