You Could be Missing What I’m Getting from Running

These benefits are good motivators to get you starting short workouts.

Waking up early feels heavy. I’m thankful but I don’t like the feeling. The beds warm, it’s cold outside and my cellphone alarm keeps beeping the 4:30 morning run.

This is how I start my day and as you can imagine, it’s cranky.

For 4 years now it’s always been like that so why do I still put my shoes on and log a 10km run? Like most skills consistency is important so that you can develop and take hold it’s benefits.

Here are some that fuels me for a morning run. And I bet it will give you one or two reasons to start working out.

CHEAP SPORT, SAVE CASH

From where I am, it’s very important to bank on health. But money here don’t come easy when you get sick so the cheapest way to prevent it is through excersise.

Running in particular is a sport that costs less than any other I can think of. To make it clearer to understand, shoes are cheap and hospitals are expensive.

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Literally you'll have a run for your money 🙂

Proof is not a problem. You can get it easy from medical websites, online sports publications and of course my favorite – Mr. Google. One that I came across reading was an article from Huffington post by Shelley Emling about the study that helps runners stay young. And another material by Elizabeth McLeod Sadler pointing out to people with depression, psychological disorder, addiction and remarkably treatment of certain heart problems.

WORTH READING: 6 Ways Running Improves Your Health – RunnersWorld.com

Runners are more work productive and less stressed on a very cheap and valuable investment.

I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT!

You sure are a 100% correct I am banking on health so that I can open a savings account and at the same time look good.

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I know I'm groossss... but do agree I look better than before 🙂

People at Brooks Running Company  published a survey they conducted during the National Running Day that reveals the sport increases sex appeal. Survey also says 76% of all participants (84% of males) believe people look sexy when they’re running and three quarters agree that runners are more attractive.

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Credits to Brooksrunning.com

HOT RUNNER: Running Increases Sex AppealFleetfeetstlouise.com

Besides getting to wear that shrit size I’ve worked for, I also gained a good source of confidence booster. Get sweaty and look sexy.

CHARGED UP BRAIN

Today you might have a sales target, product presentations, exams or assigned at the customer complaints desk. Run to set your self on the mood before doing any of those stressful tasks.

Exercise helps me focus and concentrate to be productive. I totally agree with Jeniffer Cohen about her written contribution for Forbes.com on 6 ways running can make you smarter. Let me list them here:

1. Increased Energy – for getting new or cool and outrageous ideas like catching bigfoot. Duh!
2. Sharpens Focus – effective with daily tasks and helps with delaying brain aging and Alzhiemers desease.
3. Enhances Mood – releases endorphines: the happy hormones for sad folks.
4. Helps Control Impulse – for really emotional dudes, running can help you alot.
5. Improves Memory – if your having trouble remembering your “exes” names, run.
6. Productivity – this is the part that has an awesome impact on me. I learned to manage my time, prioritize to do lists and make a daily planner.

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Run to Charge Brain.

Back then I was a slow thinker. In fact I would often ask twice to clearly understand someone’s question and what they mean. But now, my reaction time is better and an asset specially to jobs like mine that deals with customer  complaints and inquiries first hand.

GETTING IT DONE IS EASY AND SHORT.

Ok yeah so I’ve told you the good stuff and all so might be thinking what’s in it for you? More importantly, how do you do it?

There is not a time wasted when you exercise. I can attest to that. Staring on your Facebook page or Twitter account for some nonesense messages ain’t worth it. Spend time wisely so that you can have those amazing benefits.

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It's only less than an hour for crying out loud! Get out and move your @$&!

Like I mentioned, the key is to include a 30 minute non – negotiable schedule for workout. Not necessarily everyday but instead start with 3 to 4 days a week with rest in between running days. It doesnt matter if you go jog – walk – jog – walk as long as you start doing it nice and easy like how I did before.

THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING: 5 Minute A Day Run – NBCnews.com

SO TO RECAP

Consistent running saves money, make you look attractive and improves brain power. Just cut back 30 minutes of social media or anything else that is not worth doing and put that time into excercise.

Now I need you to tell me how you stick with your running plan and why is it giving you a hard time? Run daily, healthy!

2 Things You Need to Know As A Runner and Why

The risks in running may sound “absurd” but it is real.

Do you ever wonder what endurance athletes care about? I’ve got a few ideas. Shoes, singlets, medals, races  and the most stupid – speed.

While some care for complements and worthless flattery to things they already know, many miss out talking on more important details because they have little or no idea at all.

So what are these little missed outs?

1. HEAVIER BODY WEIGHT– I am not a fan of diets. Many of my friends have this perception of runners associated with reduced body weight. It is true because if I ask one of them  how to lose pounds, chances are I get a “go jog your ass” response.

But there’s a flip side.

Recreational runners know plenty about weight loss and surprisingly have only guesses why some gain weight while offering “run more” suggestions.

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I just can't say no after my long slow distance run!

What IS with weight gain that runners ignore it?

Added Sugar. One often allibi I take pleasure with is to eat too much of the sweet stuff. I’d figure “hey, that was a tough 20 kilometer slow run” and made me think I deserve it.

And I do deserve it!

But it’s not a license to eat more than my body actualy needs. Doing so offsets the losses and lead to gaining mass from extra calories.

It’s overcompensating and that’s no good.

Coach Jeff Gaudette has an article that describes it in a nice detail posted in RunnersConnect.

Take a look at what you eat. Added sugar have sneaky forms and the easiest way for me to identify these hidden calories is if it’s SPF – Sweet  Processed Food.

READ: Added Sugar May Add To Weight Gain In US – WebMD

2. HARD ON HEART – healthy running is my mantra. The funny thing though is I almost never bother reading or ask Google for stuffs like “leading causes of death for endurance athletes” and the likes of it. I ignore them for other interesting topics like – ufos and aliens. 

Go ahead and smack me in the face.

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We never bothered about pulse rates. We almost always talk about personal bests!

Seriously.

Just to be aware, there is data provided for the RACER Study Group that supports the argument but it’s a rare event where the chance of happening is a 1 in 10,900,000 ratio. It’s not a cause for alarm that’s why it is seldom discussed.

CHECK THIS OUT: Famous Runners Who Died – Famous101.com

Edward M. Eveld  published an article in the Miami Herald about a research evaluating the negative effects of distance running. Most athletes can get away with ramped up weekly mileage while they are still young but the same intensity, as stated, may not be ideal for seasoned and long time runners.

LEARN MORE: May Have Limited Benefits – MedicalDaily.com

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Hope to be like them when the time comes! Horah!

Personally I aim to run even in my senior years. To keep the fun factor alive – moderation is key.

Run daily, healthy.

So You Want to Be a Storyteller?

Amazing!

Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything

Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?

Okay. Welcome aboard.

Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.

I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.

But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…

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