In many parts of the country, the hottest days of summer are behind us and we have cool fall mornings to look forward to. What does this mean for you? It’s a great time to start exercising! Cooler mornings and evenings are the perfect time to get in a quick workout before or after work. Even a half hour a few times a week can make all the difference in the world! I found this great site called Cool Running that features a plan to help you get from being a couch potato to running a 5K (3.1 miles) in about 2 months! It’s called, appropriately, Couch to 5K. Check it out!
I’m on week 3 and I have already started to notice the changes in my body, most noticeably many more sore muscles! I had been trying ice and heat but that alone wasn’t keeping me from feeling sore the next day. Lately though, I have been telling everyone I know about the Mini Pro 2 Thumper Massager. Its pounding, percussive action can be a bit extreme even at the lowest settings, but I’ve found nothing better for working out knots in tight muscles. I’ve also heard about the new Thumper Sport which is just as powerful as the Mini Pro, but a bit cheaper and more maneuverable. I can’t wait to get my hands on one! Some of my runner friends swear by the Marathon Stick, a simple ingenious tool that can help to relax your legs and calves after a hard run. I haven’t tried one myself, but with all the great things I’m hearing, I can’t wait!
Even if it’s not running, cool fall weather is a perfect time to join an athletic league, get out on a bike trail or just walk around town!