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

5 Healthy “New Runner” Tips

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

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.    

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.