Holidays are upon us and to some, it means additional stress: parties, shopping, decorating, eating and more. To some, going on a run is the last thing they think of.
However during the holidays, more than any other time of year, you need a good run. Even a short 3 mile run, will recharge your batteries and help you maintain your stress. Here are some ways to squeeze in a run during the holiday season:
1. Before your day starts. Yes, we know it’s cold, but what better way to start the day than a good run around the block. Plus, all those endorphins you get in the morning will get you in a good mood for the rest of the day!
2. At lunchtime. Bring your running clothes with you to the office and go out for a quick run. Time it right, you still should have time to eat a lunch, afterwards
3. After work. Find a location close to your workplace and run. Don’t wait until you get home, you will push it aside. Before you get in that car, get a run in.
Another reason you don’t want to miss out on a run. The more runs you miss, the easier it is to not start again. Don’t let the Holidays invade your decision for a healthy lifestyle. It’s a gift to yourself!
Can’t get out the door? Then hit the treadmill or even run stairs. I have two flights of stairs in my house. If I run up and down it 20 times = 2000 steps. That gets the blood pumping! Look around your house. How can you get a run in without going outside?
How about stationary sprints? Run as fast as you can (in place) for 30 seconds. Do this 5 times and build up to 1 minute by your last rep.
There is no, “I will start […]