Sometimes, the best therapy doesn’t come from a trip to the doctor. It can come in the form of a simple pair of running shoes, as farfetched as that may sound for some people.
While going on a run can seem like a torturous exercise that is far from most people’s idea of relaxation, it actually has plenty of benefits beyond the realm of fitness.
For one, solo running gives you time for solitude. Running is (ironically) a chance for you to slow down and a time for reflection. That's because when you run by yourself, it’s just you, your body, and the open road ahead of you. This..
How many of us go to bed each night with the hopes of waking up early and squeezing in some miles before the day begins? And how many of us, even with the best of intentions, end up hitting snooze and then pushing that run until later in the day? Although pre-dawn runs come naturally to some, you might have to work to become a morning runner.
The good news is that it takes three weeks to make something a habit. By adopting these morning running tips for the next 21 days, you could turn yourself into a morning runner!
Say Goodbye to the Snooze Button
One of the bigg..
I’m Jen Bergman, a professional runner, a first-time blogger and full-time employee at FlipBelt here to bring you the honest truth about my journey to reach my full potential as a marathoner. Reach my full potential? What does that mean? Hopefully for me it means becoming an Olympian after I compete in the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials. I realize the stats for becoming an Olympic Athlete are 0.000001%. You have one shot every 4 years to be the very best in your country and then hopefully the world. Luckily this is my second shot. My very first Marathon was the 2016 Olympic Trials where I finish..
At FlipBelt, we love seeing how people use our products in their lives. This week, we’re profiling a FlipBelt user named Mary T., who lives and runs in the Florida heat and recently completed the Fairy Tale Challenge (that’s a 10k and a half marathon in the same weekend) at Disney! You can find out more about Mary T. on Instagram at @marymouse23.
How long have you been a runner?
I’ve been running since my early 20s, casually. After a knee injury and surgery, I decided I wanted to try to run a runDisney race. My first challenge weekend and half marathon was the Inaugural Dark Si..
Let’s be honest—it takes serious dedication to keep to your running regimen all through winter. But as any seasoned runner knows, it’s much easier to brave the cold when you’re wearing the right cold weather running gear.
If you’re serious about running outdoors this winter, here is a list of essential winter running gear to help you conquer the cold:
Rain, snow, and sleet can quickly turn to ice and pose a serious threat to your safety. If you’re hoofing it on pavement in below-freezing temps, having traction devices for your shoes is critical.
A set of Yaktrax or..
As a dog lover and a runner, you are naturally excited about the prospect of running with your favorite friend and have some questions on how to run with your dog. There is some training to get started with and plenty of questions like what age to start and how to get them used to the leash. Both you and your dog need regular exercise, so it makes perfect sense to get fit together. Running with your dog can help you lose weight, stay motivated, and improve the overall health of both you and your furry friend.
While most dogs will happily run alongside you, there are a few things you should ..
As a runner, you’ve probably seen trash scattered across sidewalks, trails, and on the side of the road. Most people pass right by it and continue with their run—but what if you stopped to pick it up?
That’s the idea behind plogging, the new fitness craze that’s sweeping the country. What is plogging? It’s a portmanteau of “jogging” and “plocka upp,” a Swedish term meaning pick up.
Plogging benefits not only the environment, but also your mind and body as well. Here is everything you need to know about this eco-friendly workout:
There are plenty of good reasons to start plogging...
Gyms and running trails are setting the stage for a new era of fashion — thanks to the popularity of activewear — and the new styles, patterns and colors of athletic leggings that are coming out every month.
Having so many choices when it comes to athletic leggings is a good problem to have, because now you can be both comfortable and stylish during a workout session or anywhere on the go. However, not all athletic leggings are created equal, and what works best for your long run might hinder your range of motion during hot yoga, or sag off your waist while you’re practicing your squat.
But, don’t fret! We’ve rounded up a few expert tips on how to fall in love with the perfect athletic leggings for you, no matter if you’re a marathoner or a kickboxing enthusiast.
Joining a running group can be a great way to make friends, get inspired and amp up your running pace and technique, especially during the colder winter months when you may need the extra motivation. When joining up with a group run, there are some helpful runner's etiquette pointers on what bad social habits may seem like no big deal, but can be annoying to runners.
Making new friends is great part of the runner experience. Sometimes making extra talk can be overwhelming, especially when someone is running at max effort or trying to make it up the hill without stopp..
Ask five different runners the same question and they’ll likely reveal very different methods for keeping their phones safe while running.
“I stick it in my sports bra. I know it won’t fall out!” “I use the zippered pocket in my shorts, but it gets pretty sweaty.” “I just hold it in my hand!”
And then there are purists who don’t believe taking a phone on a run. “I don’t need a phone while I’m running. I just listen to the world around me!”
The truth? There is no one “right” way to be a runner, but there are right and wrong ways to stash your phone during a training run or a race. We’r..