An inspirational and motivational blog for runners.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Monday June 23, 2017

Many may think running is the easiest form of exercise. But did you know that runners get injured almost as frequently as football players? Running seems rather straightforward, but it can lead to serious injuries if you don’t have proper training, warm-up exercises, and the right shoes for your feet. So before you lace up your shoes and head outside for a run, here are five tips to help prevent yourself from getting running injuries: Warm-up Run Before you begin stretching, you should always start off with a good warm-up that lasts between 10 to 15 minutes. This will help flush out built-up lactic acid in your muscles and help prevent delayed muscle soreness. Begin your warm-up with a gentle three to five-minute walk, followed by a five-minute combination of walking and running. Once you’ve completed the five-minute run to walk ratio, increase your speed gradually into a slow run for another five minutes. This allows your body to loosen ..More…

How Does Usain Bolt Run So Fast?

Monday June 19, 2017

Crowned as the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt is a star runner who has become an international sensation. Fans cheered upon his appearance and screamed his name at the 2016 Olympics. His signature “To Di World” pose became such an iconic move that even Obama had imitated it once. The world famous Jamaican sprinter has a top recorded speed of 27.89 miles per hour. He broke the fastest timed record during the World Championships in Berlin in 2009, at the age of 22.   So how does Usain Bolt run so fast? He’s noticeably taller than other Olympic runners. We’d generally assume that a 6’5 man weighing 200 pounds is less likely to outrun someone of a smaller frame. However, height might not affect a sprinter’s speed at all, according to Telegraph. Rather, the ability to generate high muscle forces in each ground contact is a key factor to being an elite sprinter. In other words, Bolt’s explosive ability ..More…

How to Increase Running Stamina

Monday June 12, 2017

YouTube star Casey Neistat is known for his daily long runs. He runs at least 10 miles on a regular morning and maybe double the miles on a Sunday. Even Nike was so impressed by Casey Neistat’s stamina that the company reached out to him for a video collaboration. Perhaps not all of us will get a Nike-sponsored advertisement just because we can run longer, but long runs are tremendously rewarding for any runner. Long runs can strengthen your heart and leg muscles, as well as give you time to think and unwind from daily stress. However, how can you build your endurance to sustain longer runs? Do you feel like you run out of breath or strength too quickly? While it takes time to build up your endurance, it’s entirely possible with some dedication. We’ve put together some tips that can help improve your running stamina.   1.    Stretch Before and After You Run Do you stretch before and ..More…

5 Health Benefits of Running

Monday June 5, 2017

Running is one of the easiest exercises. You don’t have to hit the gym and you don’t even have to run very long to yield a tremendous amount of health benefits. Dozens of studies found that running a few miles a week would already lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar. There are many benefits to running that you may not be aware of. Here are five health benefits you can get from running:   Stress Relief Running is perhaps one of the best things you can do to release your stress. When you run, your brain releases endorphins and endocannabinoids that help boost your mood. Endocannabinoid is a chemical that’s similar to THC in marijuana, which is why people experience the so-called “runner’s high”. Even if you are not a regular runner, you can still feel the energized and euphoric from running because of these two chemicals.   Lower Risk of Cancers and Diseases The Journal of the American ..More…

Best Gift Ideas For Mom’s That Run

Monday May 3, 2017

gift ideas for mother runners

Best Gift Ideas For Mom’s That Run Mother’s Day is approaching quickly and let’s face it – Your Mother Runner deserves the best! Impress her this Mother’s Day with a gift that’s with her every time she hits the pavement or trail. Inspired Endurance provides high quality, sterling silver runners gifts always at a great price and we are “running” a great promotion for that special runner in your life just in time for Mother’s Day! Review our Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Mom’s Who Run and get it delivered just in time! Sporty Gal Mother Runner Pendant A BRAND NEW DESIGN! The Sporty Gal Mother Runner Pendant depicts our Mother Runners with our favorite daily travel companion. A truly great choice for ANY Mom who runs with their little one(s). Run-Flower Bead Our Run Flower Bead, creatively designed with RUN, the race length of your choosing(available in 13.1 and 26.2), and a fun flower insignia for our Mother Runners, ..More…

Juggling it All as a Mother Runner

Monday April 12, 2016

As Mother’s Day approaches I like to reflect on my life as a mom. My daughter, Jenna, will be 13 years old soon and I have been reflecting on what I did right and what I could have done better. I love that my daughter is kind–that has been my number one rule. But the thing I wish I did better was spend more time with her. Our lives are busy today. As a runner jewelry designer, nurse, homeowner, runner, and friend, it is so difficult to squeeze it all in. Do you feel that way? I am considering homeschooling her 8th grade year to squeeze in the remaining time of her innocent youth. What do I squeeze out? Running? Time with friends? My nurse job? I’ll leave it in God’s hands for now, He knows my heart and it will all fall in place. For now I can just live, love, and run. ( :