Dear Fellow Business
If you've ever seen Forest Gump, you'll remember the part where he
starts running and just can't stop. He ends running across the
entire country and back. There's just something about running
(outdoors) that is exhilarating and somewhat liberating. In this
month's Newsletter we talk about running and what a truly great
activity it is. Best of all, it doesn't really cost anything to
To Your Health,
You can run anywhere.
1. The act or an instance of
2. The power or ability to
3. Sports The
exercise or sport of someone who runs.
Running is by far the
cheapest and easiest way to burn calories, improve your overall health,
so all with basically no equipment whatsoever. The
best part about it is that you can do it
anywhere. No matter where you travel, you
find a place to run.
The one expense that it
is worth spending a little money on is a good pair of running shoes. Find an actual running shoe store and get
by a professional. It won’t cost you
anything more and you’ll be happy you did. Trust
us, you need to let go of the idea of buying
shoes based on your
favorite colors or brand names and get the best pair for your feet and
If you haven’t run in a
while, or ever, make sure you build up to the big runs.
Don’t just head out and take on 5, 10 or 26.2
miles. You need to get the body and the
muscles properly trained to take on any sort of distance running. Start by just working on intervals like
running for 3 minutes, walking for 1 minute, etc. Then,
build up from there. Also, you should
always be mindful of your
pace. The tendency is to start out too
fast because you have a lot of energy and then burn out fast. Slow and steady really does win the race.
Here are a few tips to
keep in mind when running while you travel:
- Be sure and stay
hydrated. If you are traveling in foreign countries where tap water may
issue, be sure to drink plenty of bottled water.
- Always be aware of your
surroundings and don’t get lost while out on runs. It
might be a good idea to take a personal GPS
device with you.
- If you are traveling
alone and staying in a hotel, let someone at the hotel know where you
running to (after asking them about the area), when you expect to be
give them your emergency contact information.
- It’s always a good idea
to carry a bit of spare currency on you in case you injure yourself or
inclement weather and need to make a call, catch a cab or even get some
- Be aware that in other
countries drivers do not always give the right away to pedestrians. So run/jog/walk defensively and always be
aware of the traffic around you.
- If you are listening to
music while you run, make sure the volume is not up too loud. Not only can it lead to hearing loss, but can
block outside noises that you may need to hear for your own safety. You may even want to leave one earphone out
so you can definitely hear what’s going on around you.
Always use common sense
and good judgment and you’ll enjoy running that much more for a long
We’d love to hear from
all of you. Tell us your favorite city
to run in and you favorite route. Or share
the most memorable run you’ve had. This
will be a good way to exchange ideas and help other travelers with your
experience. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Helpful Information
the Planet for tons of useful information about running routes,
:: Runner’s World
is your source for new and information about the world of running
tips, check out the Run-Down
You should also visit their homepage and check out their
It’s a great resource to find running clubs,
runners and other useful connections.