Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Guest Post: Macke Monologues

I would be lying if I said I didn't have a small crush on the following guest blogger's little boy, Marcus. Go check him out; his cheeks are to die for! Introducing Desiree...

Hi Wife Mommy Me readers!!

I'm Desiree over at the Macke Monologues! If you swing by my neck of the blogisphere you'll generally read up on my number one little man, Marcus, a recipe that our family loves, an occasional DIY, and in general, just a way to recap our lives. However, when Stephanie asked for me to guest post, more specifically on helpful hints and tips for runners, or aspiring runners, I was thrilled.

Let me begin by saying I'm no speed-demon. Far from it, actually. And, I'm no personal trainer or coach. However, what I am is in love with running.

For any novice, intermediate, or veteran runners, here are a few tips that I've found to be very helpful along my path to becoming a runner.

  • The road to becoming a runner starts with just one run. 
  • Set goals, big and small. My very first goal when I decided I wanted to get into running was complete a half marathon. I'd never run a 5k, let alone a half. But, I knew if I wanted to make running a lifelong habit I needed to go all out. After I set the big goal I set smaller goals while working toward the "big one" (progressively run faster 5ks each week, work on interval training, etc.)
  • Once you've achieved some of your goals be sure to set new ones! It's always more fun when you're challenging yourself.
  • Sign up for running events. It's a great way to stay motivated to keep on keepin' on!
  • Find inspiration through other runners, or aspiring runners. Here are a few ladies I follow that always motivate me: Meredith {My Own Little World}, Meredith {Is This Thing On?}, Taylor {Mama Tay LeMay Gets Rid of Her Gut}. 
  • Use a running app to track your miles, and see your progress. I favor the Nike+ app, it tracks your miles, your pace, and encourages you along your run. Love.
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  • Invest in some quality running shoes, running socks, and workout clothes. None of these has to be ultra fancy, or super pricey, but they DO have to be comfortable!
  • Lastly, have fun with it. Use running to release stress, hit goals and milestones, and see progress one run at a time!
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  1. Aw, I have quite the little crush on C!! :)
    Thanks for allowing me to take over today!!

  2. I love love love Desiree! She is a huge inspiration to me and keeps me wanting to do more!


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