I’ve been running for a decent amount of time now: almost six years! Through those six years, I have suffered multiple injuries, ran a 5k at 39 weeks pregnant, finished a marathon, and cried a lot of happy and sad tears.
Oh! And I became an RRCA Certified Running Coach. So, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about running. Ten things. I know at least ten things about running. And you know what? It’s time to permanently bust those ten running myths.
The short answer: Yes…
I’ve been giving my athletes five tips to follow as they embark on outdoor running during this challenging time. Here are my top five tips!
Ahhh the quintessential training questions. Marathoners love to talk about their training, but there are a few questions we prefer you don’t ask. While we realize that many non-runners mean well, some questions should just be off-limits.
I’m still mad. Yes, I am still mad over someone in direct sales who implied that women can get back to wearing pre-pregnancy clothes after six days if they just “follow the program” and drink a fucking shake. It doesn’t matter what the brand or company is (although I am sure you can figure it out on your own because you’ve probably received 5948 cold messages about getting on a fitness “journey” that only involves spending upwards of $100 per month) – what matters is that it is easily false advertising and this person should be ashamed of herself for implying that HER results are THE results people will get on a fucking “fitness journey” that she sells the tools for.
So, it’s her lucky day. I have something just for her.
Maybe your newborn sleeps. Maybe your newborn doesn’t sleep. Maybe you’re struggling playing the formula game and trying to find one that your little one’s tummy can handle. Maybe you feel as though you have become a dairy cow and your baby is nursing constantly.
Perhaps you’re currently running on three hours of sleep. You might be the woman standing in front of the mirror, holding back tears, wondering if you’ll ever get back into shape (even though you know deep down inside it’s only been about two weeks since you housed a human).
Regardless of where you’re at, know this: It’s just an uphill stretch.