Couple Run Together, Succeed Together to Lose 180lbs

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

Runopia Inspiration

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.    

The Miracle of the Motivation to Start

This morning I woke up at 7:00 am. Laid in my comfy warm bed and looked outside to the rainy cold morning. Today was supposed to be my long run. But as I laid there, my mind was coming up with one excuse after another not to go out and run. It was easier to reach over and grab my iPhone then to get up and put on my running shoes. I got on Instagram and checked out all the great pictures my followers are sharing. After about 30 minutes I managed to get on Facebook and get caught up with all the happenings within my circle of friends. By 8:30 am, I had already convinced myself that it’s too cold outside and that it’s much more fun to just lay there and continue getting sucked deeper into the social networking web. Deep down, a voice kept nudging me to…Keep Reading

RUNNING IS A MENTAL BATTLE

It’s always very tempting to put on the headphones and listen to our favorite music while we’re running. But that teaches us to rely on music to help us go the extra mile. Running is about mental toughness and defeating that voice in the back of our heads telling us to slow down, stop, and call it a day. Besides strengthening our mental toughness, running without music allows us to enjoy what’s around us, and be more aware of our surroundings for a safer more enjoyable run. Next time you go for your run, leave the headphones behind and tell us how you felt. Runopia is a free app dedicated to connecting the running community. Our goal is to help every neighborhood have a running group. Imagine the positive impact that will have on our communities. Join us and let’s make it happen together.