Have you always wanted to be a runner, but struggled to really connect with the sport? You aren’t alone. While running is a great, efficient workout, it’s also hard — and motivating yourself to do something difficult is anything but easy. So, how can you help yourself fall in love with running?
Well, we aren’t matchmakers. What we can do, however, is give you our best tips and tools for embracing the simplicity of a good pair of sneakers and the open road. Here are five things you can do to start your love affair with running:
Starting off too ambitious is a surefire way to burn out. Rather than setting off for a several mile run right out the gates, ease yourself into longer runs as you build your endurance.
Set a goal
Whether you’re training for a local race or simply want to achieve a consistent running routine, setting a goal to work towards — and several smaller goals to achieve along the way — can add an extra layer of motivation to your new running routine.
Find a buddy
Turn running into a social activity for extra accountability and motivation. Not only will it be easier to get yourself out the door, but the miles will fly by when you have a friend to catch up with.
Invest in the right gear
It’s awfully difficult to fall in love with running when you’re battling blisters or shorts that ride up. Investing in quality gear that fits well will make you more likely to stick with your new hobby long-term.
Don’t force it
Like any new relationship, you might have to wait for a spark. However, by being open minded and choosing to see the beauty — the peaceful quiet of an early morning jog, the excitement of a new personal best, the rush of endorphins — you can develop a lasting, healthy and fulfilling new love.
Above all, remember: trust the process. It might not be love at first step, but you’ll get there.
Start your running relationship off on the right foot — with running socks that just fit.
Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.
Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.
Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)
Questions? Let’s talk.