On Running

This year I decided to try and make running a part of my daily life — if I am being honest, I was finding that my lack of lower body endurance was affecting my Sunday league soccer performances and I wanted to do something about it. However in the process I have actually come to enjoy it; once you get your body up to speed with the demands of regular running, it becomes a mental challenge more than anything. The days when I run the fastest and the farthest are the days when I am completely dialed in and not even paying attention to my time or distance travelled.

I usually do 5-10km runs, 3 times a week: it’s the distance and frequency that I have found to be manageable and sustainable. Running has become one of my favourite tasks of the week; I hope the benefits and tips below can motivate you to start running too.

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