5 Mistakes I make Running

I was perusing the interwebs in my normal computer time way when I came across an article about what trainers do post work out. It gave me inspiration on maybe listing some of my personal faux paus when I run.

1. I almost never stretch post run. I do a cool down walk, but I rarely take the time to stretch post workout now. I can certainly feel the lack, as many parts of my body hurt. It’s probably much worse with the stroller.

2. I usually don’t bring water or snacks. I’m bringing water more with the stroller, but even when I would run around 50 miles a week, I would never bring water. I hate carrying it. I don’t even care when I run 14+ miles (3hr+), I wouldn’t do it. I did hydrate pre-run, but I HATE carrying it. And, no, I don’t like wearing it either.

3. My gait is heavier now. I’m working on this.  I used to be better on trails or the road. Treadmill? Total elephant.

4. I wear my shoes too long. I’m poor. I use a normal stroller too. You’ve gotta use what you have.

5. Sometimes, I don’t eat first. Generally, it’s a mistake when I’m in a rush.

What are some of the mistakes you guys make running/working out? I’d love to do a follow up with some additions if I get enough.


Winter plans.

I am beginning to hate the cold, so I have been racking my brain for something to replace some of my runs until my new gym opens. So until Dec 10th, I need a new plan. I’m shite at the treadmill; it makes me dizzy. I don’t have a gym. So what will I do.


I think that my new run plan is going to be 14/10/5 miles over the week. The really long runs are eating so much time. I think I’m going to either interval train or strength train twice a week. Let me make the goal of a single pull up  in April. I have not been able to do a pull up since I was 18 (and an avid fencer). 


Before I can do swimming and classes in my new gym, I’m going to have to pick up something. I am leaning to pylometric interval training, but I’m afraid that it will make me too sore to run. Anyone else got a good idea? I like yoga, but I don’t think it will give me the strength training I want.


Anyone got any ideas?