The key to your running transformation is...
Taking things (ridiculously) slow*
1. Focus on your posture
There are a few super basic things you may not know about injury-proofing your running form.
The simplest one to fix? Your posture.
Next time you head out for a run around the block, imagine someone pulling a string up through your head.
Keep your shoulders low and loose, and your back comfortably straight.
2. Kiss your ego goodbye
When you are trying to return to running after an injury or illness, you have to leave your ego at the door.
When you get out there for your first run, you might get overtaken by someone walking.
A toddler might be faster than you.
(And they might let you know that, loudly.)
Trust me, in a few months, with a little consistency, you will be swooshing past that toddler, no problem.
3. Listen to your body
Always, always listen to what your body is telling you.
If you have an injury that is flaring up, stop, come home, rest, and see your doctor or physio.
If you had a terrible night’s sleep, shorten your session, or consider swapping your workout for a stretching session.
The world won’t fall apart, I promise.