Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: What’s the best fitness advice you’ve received? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Don’t forget strength training
I’ll admit that I was a ‘cardio bunny’ at one point in my life. I thought that doing more cardio would automatically result in weight loss and more endurance. A few years ago, probably over 6 years ago years ago, I incorporated strength training (via bootcamp) and I was automatically hooked. Now I do strength training at home and go to Orangetheory Fitness classes. I will always keep strength training in my routine because it not only makes me feel stronger, but I think it has helped me stay relatively injury free.
When I first started training for long distance races (half marathons and marathons) I was SO strict about following my training plan. I thought that if I missed a scheduled workout that my training would suffer a lot. At the time I didn’t know it but I was more than likely overtraining, which can definitely lead to injuries. Now when I train I really spend time listening to my body to make sure that I’m not overdoing it.
Don’t forget to have fun
This is probably the most important piece of advice that I’ve been told over the years. Once fitness stops being fun, it’s not worth doing. I want to continue to stay active for many years to come so I have to enjoy it. If working out becomes a chore, then I would look for new ways to move my body – biking, swimming, etc.
Tell me: What’s the best fitness advice you’ve ever received?
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