by Dorry Tolson
From a morning jog to completing a marathon, running is a popular sport for a variety of reasons. It’s appealing because besides a good pair of running shoes, you don’t need any fancy equipment or a gym membership.
Runners often claim that running is their “me time,” a way to relieve stress, or even a chance to catch up with friends on a social group run. Of course there are many physical benefits, as well, since a regular exercise regimen keeps your heart healthy, lowers risk of disease, and boosts immunity.
Once you’re comfortable with a basic running routine, you might find yourself interested in participating in a race. While it’s natural to feel intimidated when you’re trying something new, signing up for your first race will give you an exciting boost of self-confidence!