Editor’s Note: The following article is one in a series of pieces inspired by spring being a time to take charge of our health. They all include tips for being fit, eating right and feeling healthy, brought to you by Colgate. Let’s ToneUP together!
Running has a bad reputation in certain circles as an exercise that is more torture than an activity that makes you feel good about yourself.
Still, running has never been more popular, and many women want to reap its health and psychological benefits but don’t know how to get started. Following are the stories and tips of seven women who run to feel good!
KARYNN CAVERO • Paralegal Karynn started running in 2010, to keep herself busy during her son’s football practice. She enrolled in a Bootcamp class led by another team player’s mom and ended up training for a 5K. She’s run several races and two half-marathons since then. “I used to hate running. I couldn’t understand why people would do something so boring, until I got hooked.” Why she runs: “For my sanity! It’s one of those activities for which you really don’t need anything or anyone else.” What keeps her going: “If my son can bear training in football gear in hot weather, I can endure the Florida heat and go the distance.” Her best tips: “Just do it! Lace up your running shoes, grab your headphones and get out. There’s no such a thing as the perfect weather, time or outfit. It’s all in your mind!”