Running: It’s OK — Plus!

We are made to run, to put one foot in front of the other and just go! Yet many of us have a hard time starting. It’s so simple, so fundamental, yet often so challenging emotionally, mentally, or physically.

Here are some simple thoughts to help you out the door and on your way to a lifetime of joy on the run! These posts are an outgrowth of Batesville’s annual Women Run Arkansas running clinics. They have been updated through my Rundamentals coaching days and now are offered as the underpinnings of the “Plus” part of OK Timing Plus.

After coaching the 2011 WRA clinic, I helped several ladies who had established a lifetime habit. As we went along, I wrote this series with advice for beginners, strategies for improving and notes on injury prevention. My wife, Suzy, also wrote a number of running posts in her blog from the new runner’s perspective.

Each post stands alone, but if you read them in order, they’ll take you through the journey from “couch” to “can’t get enough”: