Now I’m not the world’s most active girl (hello, I’m an author – sitting is a rather big part of our jobs!) but I love running! Not only is it free, and you get to explore new areas, but it’s such a great feeling. I find it so refreshing, so I usually go when my afternoon is dragging on and I’m stuck with writing. Fifteen minutes and a few kilometres later and my head is clear, and I feel full of energy to get to work. Perfect! It’s definitely something you need to slowly build up, and half the time you do just think thisishorriblethisishorriblethisishorrible, but it’s so worth it.
When I run, function is far more important to me than fashion, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look cute! There is some great sportswear out there that combines functionality with fashion. One of my favourite brands is Puma, because their sportswear is affordable too but really great quality. A good sports bra is a must, and I would recommend a pair of running shorts too, since they’re made to cool you down and keep you feeling fresh to run for longer.
Trainers of course are the one thing you shouldn’t skimp on. Get proper running ones, like my Nike Performance Free Runs, because they’ll make a world of difference, both to your health (they support your feet and legs and help avoid nasty running injuries) and your running (you’ll be lighter and quicker on your feet). I know £85 might seem like a lot of money to spend on trainers, but I can’t recommend a good pair of running shoes enough. And that would pretty much be the cost of two months use of a gym, which running will save you the money on anyway!
Do you love to run too? Let me know in the comments below! And take a look at Zalando if you’re thinking about getting into running, as they have the best selection ever of trainers and sportwear x