Something that I’ve read over and over is that moving your arms while you’re running helps to propel you forward.
I don’t know if this is true or not, though all of the literature I’ve combed through tells me yes.
On rough days, when it’s freezing cold outside or I’ve circled the track over-and-over and I’m feeling like I could just stop- I push my arms back and forth.
Even if it’s just mental, I hope that by doing this, I will be propelled forward.
In my quest to know more and be a “real runner,” I have been reading books on running and buying magazines. In those pages, not only do I find motivation for running, I learn about upcoming 1/2 and full marathons, which tickles me with excitement just reading it. I tore out the page with the 1/2 marathon I’ll be running and pinned it on my board in my office. This is what keeps me heading to the track at lunchtime… ’cause I can do it. I find info. about gear in those pages and I’ve found insight into running stairs post-run and other cross-training that I can do.
For someone as frugal as I, it’s a costly purchase, but worth it. It helps me to keep swinging my arms, even when I don’t want to.
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