It’s a new year, and for many of us that means new goals – scary goals – but don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to help!
If your goal is …
… to start running (YAY!) …
- Then the WalkJogRun Guide for Beginner Runners has you covered. It includes tips for training for your first race, selecting the right shoe, and more.
- Also, these commonly asked questions by new runners – including am I too slow to be a runner? – will put you at ease and remind you you’re not alone.
… to become a regular at the gym …
- Then you’ll want to check out these tips to actually go to the gym (for real this time).
- Also, here are some things to look for in a gym membership
- And once you’re there, check out our Demystifying the Gym articles for info on all those random machines and classes.
… to strength train …
- Then here’s how to balance running and strength training (because it can be tough to do both!)
- And here are some of the best strength training moves for runners.
… to run marathon …
- Then, first determine if you’re ready to handle training for the distance.
- If so, here’s how to find the right marathon training plan and how to make the time to train for one (without letting it take over your life).
- And some tips for running your first marathon.
… to run faster …
- Then follow these five tips and consider adding these treadmill workouts.
- And here are some reasons why you might not have gotten faster in the past.
- Also, consider downloading the WalkJogRun app to help guide you through your speed workouts.
… to lose weight …
- Then read about running for weight loss and how to balance training and weight loss.
- And also see how losing weight may help you run faster.
- Oh and make sure you add some healthy recipes to the mix.
… to be a calmer person …
- Then check our Yoga for Runners series as well as the WJR Yoga for Runners eBook.
- And learn about meditation and how it can better your running (and vice vera).
… to be healthier …
- Then check out all of our healthy recipes, including eight fast dinners and good-for-you snacks.
- And see how to handle social situations where you’re not drinking.
… to try something new …
- Then consider training for an obstacle or mud race;
- Or attending a running camp;
- Or hitting the trails;
- Or training for a triathlon.
What are your 2016 goals? Let us know – we’d love to help you accomplish them!