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Did You Know? Running Facts to Motivate You

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.

Did You Know? Running Facts to Motivate You

Today we are talking about running. The Holidays are here and many of you may be thinking about New Year Resolutions or after overeating you may be thinking about starting to run or even walk for a healthier start to 2018. I searched many resources along with facts I remember in my own head and I want to share the top ones that stick out to me. Motivation is key to success and hopefully these running facts will make you smile or make you more curious to take an extra step closer to starting a healthier routine.

  • Remember this name, Fauja Singh. He is the oldest marathon runner at 100 years old. He finished a marathon in Toronto in 8 hours, 25 minutes, 16 seconds.
  • I have seen in several readings that running 12-18 miles a week can leaves runners with a stronger immune system and are less prone to colds
  • Over 1 billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide every year
  • Like stair climbing? In the Great Wall of China Marathon, runners have to climb 5,164 steps (that’s not for me)
  • South African runner Zola Bud won two IAAF World Cross Country titles while running barefoot
  • The average exercise life of a running shoe is about 400 miles
  • The inside will wear faster then the outside in almost every running shoe (Don’t look at a car tire to judge the heath of a car. It’s the engine inside that can have the most problems) such as in the shoes lining or support system

What running shoe am I wearing now? My latest shoe is the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 running shoe. To me, a shoe that I have to ‘break in’ before I feel comfort is not the best running shoe. Like these Mizuno Wave Rider 21 shoes, they should support from the first time you put them on and that should feel comfortable to you.

Before I even stood up and took my first step in these shoes they were comfortable. I have the High Rise Greystone, but they come in 4 total colors – Patriot Blue-White, Baja Blue-Dazzling Blue and Athena-Siver. The redesigned Wave technology offers softer cushioning. Mizuno’s Dynamotion Fit features a breakthrough in “Triple Zone” engineered mesh for breathability, movement, and hold when it is needed while running.

These shoes are made to run and remain comfortable while offering the support your foot needs. Sounds simple, but it is hard to get style, comfort, support and breathability in one shoe. Some have support but rub and cause discomfort. Some shoes are comfortable until later that day when your feet begin hurting from lack of proper support. Some support and are comfortable but it lacks in style and color choices. Mizuno hit it all in one shoe. Know a runner? Share these with them. They may thank you later!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.

Healthy Living

5 Tips to Get Motivated to Start Walking or Running

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Well, there are about 3 weeks to go in 2016 and perhaps your 2017 goal is to get moving. The start of a new year is always a great time to get motivated to start walking or running. We plan ahead, pick dates and start on our goals. Then life happens. We get a cold and stop moving, never really starting back up again. Or perhaps you stop due to another illness, schedule changes, daylight savings changes, etc…

Whatever your reason for quitting, the start up again is so hard. It is important to stay motivated. Understand that there will be changes, but the right motivation helps you work those changes around your new hobby or regimen.

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Let’s get motivated and stay motivated using these 5 tips:

  1. Find a race in your local area and sign up for it! If you are a beginner stick to a 5K. There are so many that happen in early spring from color runs to holiday and St Patrick runs. Find one, grab a buddy and commit yourself. Now you have a goal and you paid for it so you will stick to it.
  2. Buy yourself a new pair of running shoes. It’s OK! Reward yourself at the start. Once you find a pair of or advanced runners, you will be proud to lace them up and put them to use.
  3. Change it up. You will never stay motivated doing the same route each day. Plan ahead and find a few local trails near your work or home. On Mondays and Thursdays maybe run your neighborhood. Rest on weekends. On the other days, list a new trail each week to run a few times.
  4. Update your playlist. Nothing is more motivating then, putting on those headphones, listening to your favorite music and tuning out the world around you (to a safe extent).
  5. Allow yourself a reward day. Find a day (perhaps a day off or weekend day) to let yourself lose-no running, allow yourself a treat and allow yourself a reward of rest.

So go on, plan today. Find a local race, buy some killer running shoes and start training.

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If only every shoe created could match everyone’s individual foot completely feeling like the perfect, contoured fit. Not only is one person’s foot different than the next, but everybody has their own different foot from the other. If we can’t custom fit every shoe we buy, perhaps we just insert the perfect insole. That’s what currexSoles spent time creating. The insoles are like a natural fit between your foot and shoe.

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Whether you are a runner, hiker or you work all day on your feet having the right insole can do so much more than offer comfort alone. A good insole will offer support and actually stimulate muscles and nerves via the foot that may actually improve posture and movement.

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I have been using the currexSole RUNPRO insole and I don’t want to wear another shoe without one. I am not a runner, but between working at the High School, PTA events I manage for my son’s school, sports practice and games I am on my feet all day. To feel like I am working for my feet instead of my poor feet working for me all day is such a different feeling than before I used insoles in my show.

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currexSoles RUNPRO Insole features

  • Deep heel cup
  • Triple layers for optimal moisture wicking-fewer blisters
  • 3D DAT for natural foot guidance-
  • Dynamic arch technology made from silver Nylon 6 composite
  • PROPO+ for maximum rebound-special forefoot material
  • Medium rebound PORON cushion-cushion during initial foot contact

The RUNPRO insole comes in 3 different profile heights-low, medium and high. Finding my right profile was as easy as following the profile chart below. I was a C-2 so I was sent medium profile and it is a perfect contour.

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