Eating healthy foods is often coupled with fitness. We received this well written article from a guest poster and decided to publish it. I have a sister in law who totally turned her life around, beginning first with eating well and ending with her entering a relay race with 3 six mile stretches. You never know where eating healthy and feeling good might lead to! You may just see yourself doing things that you never thought possible a little bit ago.
Here is the article:
What can be more exhilarating than the fresh breeze filling your lungs as your feet carry you across lakes, hills, forests, and mountain trails. Cross country running is not for everyone, but for those who are dedicated to the sport have never looked back. Although some choose to make a lifestyle out of it, running out in creation can be an enjoyable pastime for anyone. Exercising out in natural surroundings with fresh air, sunshine, and sometimes rain, is a terrific stress buster and a great way to stay fit. But before you can launch out on your running adventure you need a good pair of cross country running shoes.
There are a few defining features that make these shoes different than normal running shoes. If you are going to seriously get into cross country running, than you should get a pair that has the following features. One, a good pair of shoes absolutely needs to have adequate grip. It does not need to have to be football cleats, but it does need to have enough grip that will sustain the extreme jolting of the hard country terrain. Two, the shoes must have good ventilation pockets. Although you may not think this is very important, if your shoes do not have mesh pockets for allowing your feet to breathe, you may develop athletes foot, or fungus. Three, find a lightweight shoe. It goes without saying that the longer you run, the more your muscles feel the weight of your shoes. The lighter the shoe, the longer and faster you will be able to run.
Take time to break in your shoes. Always keep them in your sports duffle bag when you aren’t wearing them. New shoes can often cause your feet to blister if you take them on tour immediately. So instead, run short distances with them to break them in and get used to them.