Saturday, April 8, 2017

5 Reasons to Run With a Running Group

This event was sponsored by Premier Protein. I am a Premier Protein ambassador. All opinions are my own. 

A couple of weeks ago I partnered with the local running store, Fort Worth Running Company and Premier Protein to provide tasty protein drinks and bars to the runners of Fort Worth after their Monday night social run. I am a Premier Protein ambassador and these types of events give me the opportunity to get out in the community and connect with my fellow fitness enthusiasts.

Fort Worth Running Company

Thank you, Premier Protein!


I had so much fun at Fort Worth Running Company and it reminded me why running with a group can be so great. I am usually a solo runner and I tend to forget what I am missing out on when I run alone.

5 REASONS TO RUN WITH A RUNNING GROUP


Accountability


When you sign up to run with a regular group you have people counting on you to show up. If you miss a workout, someone will probably notice. Besides, ever get home from work on Monday night and not feel like running? Yeah, me too. Having a fun group of people waiting on you sometimes is all the motivation you need to get out the door.

Community


A running group is a fantastic way to make like-minded friends in your community. Even if your immediate friends and family don't run, you can instantly connect with people who are as crazy dedicated as you. 


Support


The running community is one of the most supportive communities I've ever seen. It doesn't matter if you run fast or slow, long or short distances, if you run 10 miles a week or 50 miles a week; runners all come together to support and cheer each other on. You never have to worry if you can keep up or if you'll fit in. When you're surrounded by runners you're sure to connect with someone at your fitness level or someone who will help you elevate to the next level. 

Growth


Speaking of next level: Want to run faster? Then you need to run faster. Running with group can be a great way to join up with slightly faster runners to challenge yourself a bit. If you always run alone, you may be tempted to always run at your comfortable pace. Since groups have runners of all paces and abilities you can run part of your run with the fast guys and then slow down as needed, there will always be someone around. Combine faster runners with some friendly competition and this can be the catalyst for growth.

Fun


Don't forget! This running thing is supposed to be fun. If you ever start to lose the joy in running, a group can be just what you need to bounce back. At Fort Worth Running Company everyone was laughing, joking and having a great time. Running with a group can feel more like social hour than work out hour. Join a social running group to make new friends and catch up with old ones. 

After the run, the runners enjoyed Premier protein shakes and bars. Premier Protein generously provided prizes for a raffle giveaway after the run. Some runners went home with gift bags, a tub of Protein powder, a yoga mat and a 4-pack of shakes.

The drawing! 

The winners!
If you live in Fort Worth, I encourage you to sign up to run with Fort Worth Running Company's free Monday night social run. If you are not in Fort Worth, seek out your local running store or group for social runs. Find your people.

Premier Protein's 2017 messaging is The Day is Yours (#thedayisyours). Make the most of each day. I can't imagine a better way of making the most of a Monday night than meeting up with some local friends for a run.

Thank you so much to Fort Worth Running Company for having me and to Premier Protein for the fuel! Everyone had a great time.

If you want to sign up for the next social run at Fort Worth Running Company follow their Facebook page.

Fort Worth Running Company Facebook
Premier Protein Facebook



Do you run with a group? Hey, did I mention I was interviewed on Accuro as part of their Expert Interview Series? Check it out here! 

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Keep Running,

Lea

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I am a NASM personal trainer and RRCA adult distance running coach that specializes in strength training for runners. I offer in-person training in the Shredshed, online training and Fit to Run bootcamps. If you are interested in a more in-depth running or strength training plan, please contact me. Have questions? I'd love to help. 
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While I am a certified personal trainer, I am not your personal trainer. Since I don't know your exercise abilities, injury background or medical history, please see your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. This is an opinion blog. No information in this blog is intended to be taken as medical advice or prescription. Please see your doctor and/or registered dietitian for any health concerns.

3 comments :

  1. IM STARTING A WALKING GROUP!!
    Loved walking my marathon.
    NEED ME A GROUP TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING.
    <3

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    1. Great idea! I wish I was closer to join your group! :)

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    2. I'd like to know more about your walking group

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