Couple Run Together, Succeed Together and Lose 180lbs Struggling to keep your weight under control or stick to your fitness routine? Maybe you should not be struggling alone. Last week Runopia’s Lauren Cyde caught up with Paul and Kelsey Dailey, two inspiring runners that overcame their doubts and found success running together to lose 180 lbs. The Butte, Montana residents shared with us their story in hopes of motivating others to overcome their struggles and achieve their fitness goals. What motivated you to start running? We started running to motivate ourselves as we transitioned to a healthier lifestyle. As we lost weight and became capable of longer runs, we began to explore trails and paths throughout Montana. As you could guess, there were quite a few to expore! We feel as if we could spend our entire lives exploring new paths and trails throughout the Treasure State!. Why did you…Keep Reading
By Francesca Ricotta – Running properly is easier said than done. There are endless tricks of the trade that extremely helpful for the newbie runners out there that are struggling. The following are 5 tips that will can help new runners go from a hate to love relationship with running. 1. Take in lots of fuel. This is simple math folks. When you burn calories, you need to gain them back by eating nutritious grub. In order to perform well, you must make sure that you should be eating and drinking properly. Feed your body! (this is not an excuse to eat a whole pizza and pint of ice cream after a mile jog) 2. Hydration should be a priority throughout the day not just before and after your run. It’s even more imperative that you hydrate throughout the day to avoid dehydration while working out. You’ll increase your body’s…Keep Reading
By Francesca Ricotta – Whether it be a long distance run in the middle of the woods or a calm jog through the neighborhood, unless you pack some tissues you’re pretty much out of luck. The best way to go is always bring your own, but on my last run I had completely forgotten my usual trick. In the morning, my routine is to wake up, text Sarah, my best friend since high school who lives a block away to wake her up, and meet her outside for our three mile run. Before I leave the house I always – no sorry, correction – ALWAYS bring a few tissues neatly folded and tucked into my sports bra for when I get the sniffles (which usually happens). Yesterday morning I went through my morning routine as usual, except I forgot the tissues. Big mistake. Sarah and I started our run which is…Keep Reading
This past Wednesday evening I ran with a group of runners that come together every week at the Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, New Jersey. During the run I had a great conversation with Mary, who was also pushing her 2 year old daughter Olivia on a stroller. I joined the group to meet and thank Rachel Crampsey, Montclair Bread Company owner, for using the Runopia app to organize her group runs. I got to the run after the group of over 100 people already had left. I spent the first 1.5 miles just catching up with the first pack. At mile 1.5 I ran by Mary, who was going on a very nice clip. I decided to run with her and learn about her along the way. As she run with Olivia’s stroller in hand, we started talking about how she learned about the group run. She had just…Keep Reading
Weekends are a great time to reflect on the prior week, learn from our failures and celebrate our successes no matter how small. It’s also a great time to reflect on what’s important in life and use it to shape our coming week. At Runopia, we are sharing a series of “Sunday Inspirations” that we hope will inspire you to have a great week ahead. Follow us and share your own inspirations. Welcome to our #RunopiaInspirationSunday.