Develop a Breathing Rhythm
Nothing sucks the joy out of running like feeling constantly out of breath. You can remedy this by always remembering to take deep, frequent breaths; in through your nose, out through your mouth. In cold weather, it helps to wear a neck gaiter that will keep the air around your face warmer, so breathing it in is less harsh.
Find the Foot Strike that Feels Right for You
Getting into a stride pattern that feels right is part of what makes the best runners look effortless. However, it doesn't necessarily take a professional to make it look easy! Simply get in tune with your body and how your feet naturally fall as you take off to run. Make a mental note what feels right (heel strike, mid-foot strike or toe strike) and aim to run that way. If you've truly tuned in to your body, you won't have to try hard to run that way--it will come naturally.
Play Your Favorite Upbeat Music
Music can elevate your running workout to a whole new level. It can be motivating, inspiring and prompt you to get moving. Having a go-to playlist for running will help you to get running with an energetic attitude.
Wear Apparel that you Feel your Best In
A great outfit can ramp up your self-confidence and overall mood. On the flip side, an outfit that does not fit right, is not flattering, or is not comfortable can take away from your running experience. Find an outfit that flatters your figure, is practical & comfortable and go out and rock it.
Be grateful for your health.
It's so easy to get into a routine and overlook the gratitude aspect of running. There are many less-fortunate, disabled individuals who would love the chance to get on their feet and run, but cannot. Simply being grateful that you are capable of getting out there and putting one foot in front of the other can put a smile on your face.
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