Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Running Highlights you wont want to miss
I have hit a huge milestone this month already! Remember over Christmas break I said that one of my goals was to catch up on all my magazine subscriptions? Yea, well that did not happen.
However, I am proud to say that I have already read from cover to cover the March issue of both Runner's World and Women's Running magazine. This is HUGE for me. I not only read two magazines cover to cover but they are CURRENT ones too!
In the past when I would sit down with a magazine, I would get a few pages into it and then realize that it was an issue I had already read. To prevent this from happening, I've come up with a new method for reading my magazines.
When I'm done with the magazine, on the inside cover I will write down the most important things I learned, the things that spoke to me or inspired me, or articles I want to share with someone.
When I was reading Runner's World on a regular basis I admit that I skipped a lot of the articles because I just couldn't relate to them. I couldn't relate to the athlete who was running a 2:25 marathon but for some reason I read every article this month.
Here is what sparked my interest in the March issue.
- Interviews with the non-elites who ran the Olympic trials. These were not the Meb's and the Shalane's of running. They were just your normal everyday moms and dads who are very speedy. They knew they would not qualify but they were just honored to been running.
-The injury Guide (knowing if you are at risk for being injured)
-A running shirt that improves your posture ( I should look into this)
-Scott Kelly, an astronaut who will be running in space (on a treadmill of course)
I have forgotten how much I enjoyed Women's Running magazine. I can usually relate to more of the articles in the magazine.
Here were the highlights from the March issue.
-I enjoy checking out the community board page. I always like to see if I recognize anyone from Instagram or twitter!
- A Brief History of Racing, this was a great article that documented the changes from the 1960's to today. Of course I was thrilled to see the Disney World Marathon mentioned!
-Pre-race Provisions- In this article bloggers and writers share what their "go to" pre-race breakfast is. I had to check it out to se if I recognized anyone and I did recognize one of the bloggers.
-A Shoes guide- I always love learning about shoes!
-Training plans ( I may take one of these and modify it to my own needs).
I am really going to make more of an effort to get these magazines read in a timely fashion.
Do any of these articles seem interesting to you? -M
PS. When I finished writing this post I went out to check my mail and guess what, I received the April issue of RW. Now lets see if I can get that read before May!