Monday, February 14, 2011

Get your Running Mojo!

I have many friends who run as a part of their exercise routines, they help to keep me motivated. I have been running, for fitness for the last 15 years. I have experienced highs and lows with running, but I have never given it up.
I have kept the same routine, winter, spring and summer, except for a family crisis or illness. 3 days a week, same routine, 3 miles at least.
I was not as consistent last year and I hope to resume my regular routine by Spring. Golf and  Running outdoors changed my life. It helped to keep my mind and body fit and healthy and I have had some of my best ideas while running or walking. It is the best way to clear your head and recharge your batteries.

Here are some tips from Runners magazine to help get your Running Mojo back!
FashionMom would like to give thumbs up to all of my friends and women everywhere who continue to inspire all of us to keep going! You know who you are!

How Do You Start?
Start Slowly. If you have not run in the last six months, first build up to walking continuously for 30 minutes. Then add running for 10 to 20 seconds every minute, walking the balance, for a total of 30 minutes. Run every other day, gradually adding five to 10 seconds to your run time.

Won't I Be Sore?
Not excessively. It's common to "earn" a bit of muscle soreness in the beginning. But there is not need to feel pain, especially if you start with short slow periods of running, take plenty of walk breaks, and gradually increase your run time.

What If I Don't Have Much Time?
Even a 10 to 15 minute run will improve your vitality, boost your mood and maintain your physiological adaptions.

How Much I Know I'm Getting Better?
You'll notice that you' re huffing and puffing less. You' ll experience more days each month when you want to go farther and faster- and your can! You may even want to enter a race.

Must I Purchase Specials Gear?
A Good pair of Running shoes that will protect your feet against the terrain and reduce the risk of blisters is essential. Otherwise wear comfortable clothes.

From FashionMom Team

We suggest that you get fitted for a proper pair of  running shoes at a  Running store(not your local Dicks).
They are located in states all over the country. It may take some time, but it is well worth the investment and your experience will be 100% better, trust us!
Plus, most fitness magazines have reviews but you will still need to have your feet checked and sized. The biggest issue often is that you are running in a size too small for your feet!

Try to find a running group in your town, FashionMom is going to be joining one this Spring. It always helps to have other people with you during your training.
Road Runners Club of America
Run The Planet

Pilates or Yoga are perfect compliments to running. Pilates helps to strengthen your core which is so essential during running. You are stronger and more flexible for your runs.

Happy Running! 

Happy Valentine's Day from the FashionMom Team!

Image courtesy of Istockphotos.


  1. Several years ago someone introduced me to the book Chi Running by Danny Dreyer. It was eye opening as the technique allows you to focus on your core mucles and the breathing practices which are practiced in yoga, Pilates and t'ai chi. Combining them together has definitely improved my form, stamina and technique, not to mention reduced soreness. I highly recommend it. There are Chi Running sessions in many areas in the US.

  2. I have added the link for Chi running here, thank you for your comments! I hope that our readers get some inspiration and check it out.


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