14 Tips on Becoming a Consistent Runner

Erica Schuckies
by Erica Schuckies
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14 Tips on Becoming a Consistent Runner

We’ll be the first to admit it: Running isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be pretty hard at times. And if you’re just getting started, getting through that hump before it becomes a habit can be extra challenging.

With the right approach and a can-do attitude, just about anyone can become a regular runner. Use these tips and motivation from MapMyRun users across the world to move toward adding “runner” to your resume.

1. Start Slow

2. Forget Strategy and Listen to Your Body

3. Lean on Friends and Family for Support

4. Use it as a Distraction

5. Celebrate Your Improvements – Big and Small

6. Make it Part of Your Daily Routine

7. Invest in the Right Gear

8. Treat Your Body Right

9. Sign Up for a Race

10. Run for Yourself

11. Run for Others

12. Run for the Food

13. Don’t Give Up

14. Remember to Enjoy Yourself

What are your tips or motivation for becoming a runner? Share yours below!


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About the Author

Erica Schuckies
Erica Schuckies

Erica is a runner, gym rat and outdoor buff based in Austin, Texas. She is a lifelong athlete, having participated in a number of sports from her youth years well into her adult life. Erica has a passion for creating and sharing information, motivation and inspiration to help athletes-in-training across the world. She previously worked as the Running Editor at ACTIVE.com. You can follow Erica on Twitter or Instagram.


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