POPSUGAR FitnessSource: 15 Steps to Becoming a Runner
Ever wanted to be a runner but didn't know how to start? We're here to help! We've rounded up 15 beginner running tips to help you start strong and stick with it. If you've ever been discouraged by how hard running seems, then read our tips for going from walker to runner without a hitch.
- Invest in Shoes: It's extremely important to find the right running shoes for your body; otherwise you'll be prone to running injuries that will derail even your best intentions. Don't pick based on style or color; go to a reputable running shoe store to get a professional gait analysis and recommendations; keep these expert tips on how to buy the right running shoe in mind as well. In general, your running shoes should feel comfortable from day one. And while running shoes may not be cheap, they'll last awhile.
- Be Prepared: As with any workout, you need the right gear to help you stay comfortable, safe, and happy while you run. Planning for a run takes a