Most of us grew up believing that running was fun. Whether it was during a game of “freeze tag” at recess or an afterschool pick-up game of basketball, running translated to enjoyment. But…..as the years go by and our bodies change, running seems to become more and more of a torturous task than an enjoyable experience. Whether it is due to a tight work schedule or the fear of sore or torn muscles, the thought of running can be a big turn off. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. It has been proven that even light jogging in small increments can improve both physical and mental health. Our brains and bodies can be reconditioned into believing that running can once again be fun. Here are a few books that will help get you started, plus a few inspirational titles to help you push through when the going gets tough. If you haven’t been out running or jogging for a while, go slow to start out and work your way up to a pace you are comfortable with…..and, as always, listen to your body!
The bestselling classic for runners who are just starting out.
Explains why running injuries are so common, examining running form, running shoe design, and training, and includes insights on such topics as the evolution of running, stress-related injuries, and the advantages of barefoot running.
Take the proper precautions when running to ensure a long-lasting enjoyable experience.
"Fueled by the death of his wife, Marshall Ulrich decides to run from his grief the only way he knows how; with his own two feet. Fifty-severn-year-old, Ulrich goes on to face his biggest challange of running from California to New York where he averaged running two marathons and 10k every single day for two months straight.
Inspiring backstory of Steve Prefontane, one of the greatest runners ever.