After injuries the past few months and a busier than ever schedule (working 3 jobs and taking classes) I am getting back on track! Running is a great outlet for me; it reduces my stress and anxiety. I like running outside best, but I do sometimes run on the dreadmill. I usually shoot for 4 or 5 miles at a time. However, if all I have time for is 2 than that is better than none! I used to run 5 miles every morning as soon as I work up, now I run when I can squeeze it in. After evaluating my mileage records from the past few months and years, I noticed a considerable gap this year. I am trying to make 2016 my best year yet for a lot of things. School, work, blogging, and running are all of my top priorities.
I found an interesting article Runners World posted about the benefits of running a mere 5 miles per week. You can find this article at: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/new-research-big-benefits-from-running-5-miles-a-week
“In other words, it takes only about 4 to 5 miles a week of running at 11:00 to 12:00 minutes-per-mile pace to gain considerable benefit. The authors state: This study may motivate healthy but sedentary individuals to begin and continue running.”
who knew that all you needed was a mile a day!
My most recent run on Sunday:
My running splits have been significantly better in the past, but it gives me something to work toward. My old average mile time was 7:29 min/mile.
All of my February runs have been outside 🙂
I am making a better effort to keep up on the things I enjoy and me less stressed out than I was last year. Running helps me relax and refocus my thoughts.
How many miles do you run?
Why do you run?
Are you a morning, noon, or night runner?