#TuesdayTrainingTips: 50 Down & Dirty Newbie Running Tips

  1. 1. Sip water all day, not a gallon before you run.
  2. If you drink a gallon, and you’ll need to find a bathroom now.
  3. Shoes last between 300-500 miles.
  4. Running burns about 100 calories per mile.
  5. Body glide prevents chaffing.
  6. Dress like it’s 20 warmer than it really is.
  7. No cotton socks.
  8. Running with a buddy is better.
  9. Listening to music or podcast is a close second.
  10. Chewing gum helps dry mouth from running.
  11. Start your runs off nice and slow.
  12. Sprinting the last 100 meters at the end of your runs increases endurance.
  13. Achy muscles/joints = Ice.
  14. Epson salt baths are also great for achy muscles.
  15. Acute pain = REST
  16. Schedule your runs. Make it happen.
  17. Put out your clothes the night before your morning runs.
  18. Make yourself a special playlist just for running.
  19. On cold days, put your running clothes in the dryer.
  20. Make small weekly goals.
  21. Write down goals.
  22. Celebrate your goals you accomplished every time. 
  23. Sign up for races to help motivate yourself.
  24. A foam roller is your best friend.
  25. Your foam roller will make you cuss like a sailor.
  26. Write the date that you bought your shoes on the inside tongue with a sharpie.
  27. If you can’t remember when you bought your shoes…you need new shoes.
  28. Listen to your body, not your brain.
  29. Your brain is a liar.
  30. Relax your hands. Pretend your holding butterflies.
  31. Don’t kill your butterflies.
  32. Baseball hats will keep the sun off your face.
  33. Baseball hats will keep the rain off your face.
  34. You will not melt if you run in the rain.
  35. Rain is like sweat but without the salt.
  36. Seriously, running in the rain is awesome.
  37. Keep your chest out.
  38. If you run, you are a runner.
  39. Stretch after you are warmed up.
  40. Hills make your butt look amazing.
  41. Run up on your toes a little, when running up hills.
  42. Your butt looks good today.
  43. Get it, girl.
  44. A dog is the best kind of running buddy.
  45. If your mind gets cranky on a run, you may need some fuel.
  46. Don’t fuel with cheeseburgers during a run. Take my word on this one.
  47. A bad run is better than a no run.
  48. Endorphins are the cheapest and best drug ever.
  49. Sometimes endorphins are only felt after the run is over.
  50. You are a badass runner person. You can do this. Promise.

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