Congratulations! You've decided to get running. Good for you!
Whether you are committing to join me for the next Charlie's Crew 5K (Register here) or just want to get moving there are a lot of great online programs and apps out there to get you going and keep you motivated. Here are a few you might find helpful:
This is great for use on your laptop or desktop computer
Or if you have run a few 5K's already you may be looking to boost your time, like me. This is a great training resource:
Here is an app for iPhone users Here is an app for Android users
Now that you have your resolve to run, motivation apps and the right clothes to wear, you're gonna need some good tunes! Running with music not only helps you keep pace, but it also gives you that energy you need to keep going strong! Here are a few playlists to get you started. Rock on!
Favorite running songs Songs to run to from the 80s
O.K. You've got the app, clothes and music. Now all you need is the right running shoe! Believe me, that does matter. You will spending a lot of time in these shoes and they have to fit right. The link below will help you choose a shoe that's right for you!
Are you sure you are warming up the right way before running? Here are some streches and warm up exercises to get you ready to run!
Let's say you have over done the training. I have done it, and it isn't fun! Women's Health Magazine complied a list of ways to relieve that pain:
FIVE WAYS TO EASE SORE MUSCLES:
1. Use a foam roller
2. Take Tyenol
3. Stretch after a warm up
4. Apply heat to the sore spot
5. Take Omega-3 once a day
Charlie's Crew in Action 2013
The Kind to Kids Halloween Hoopla 5K was great in October! I was honored to be the Honorary Chair of the event!
It was a great race day at the Caesar Rodney in March! Here are some photos from our day at Rodney Square:
We had so much fun at the 3rd Annual Girl Scout Thin Mint 5K in April! Here we are with Senator Chris Coons and the Thin Mint!
It was a wet day but fun at the Run The Vineyards 5K at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, PA in May!
Mother Nature really cooperated for the Westside Family Healthcare 5K in June! What a beautiful day for a run!
Thanks to all the runners who took part and those who cheered us on!
LOVE THIS INSPIRATION!
Thanks to the Brandywine YMCA for help with all my training!
For info on how to join or visit the Y click here!