Hi and welcome!
MoreFun2Run is about happy and healthy running, without any physical pains or other complaints. Let me first tell you a bit more about my own running background and why I started this website.
Since childhood, I have always been practicing several sports, but over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a true passion for running in particular. Which started with an easy -just for fun- run in the park, grew into a more intensive and competitive running hobby. Within a few weeks, that first casual run became daily training sessions. I guess I had caught the runner’s fever! I purchased a GPS watch with a heart rate monitor, I followed training schedules to improve duration, speed, and overall fitness. And about a year later I signed up for my first half-marathon in Noosa, QLD in Australia! It was a fantastic experience.
Very proud of my achievement, I got ‘hungry for more’! But as we all make mistakes in life, so did I. Shortly after I got over-trained. One-an-a-half year of injuries and pains followed. “A few months of 100% rest and an absolute minimum of walking, followed by physiotherapy and a rehabilitation program”, was the doctor’s advice. I thought I was going crazy, not being able to run, so I was desperately searching for anything that would help me to speed up the recovery process!
Unfortunately, I was living in a developing country at that time, where access to medical help was hardly available, so I turned to Google for helpful information. As patience is not exactly my strongest competence, you can imagine the number of hours I spent online to do research on all possible home remedies, professional treatments, and accessories that I could use to reduce pain, minimize the issues, and speed up the recovery.
My injury inspired me to gain new insights, which was the initial start of Morefun2run.
A little story about my feet
I guess every foot is unique, but mine are extremely wide and have an enormous high arch. Therefore I’ve always had problems with finding well-fitting shoes. I discovered I didn’t wear the right shoes for me: they had insufficient support and shock absorption. The intensive training on those runners caused way too much stress to my feet.
And so I gradually developed a very stubborn plantar fasciitis and later on a heel bone stress fracture, which both caused severe heel and mid-foot pains. For months, I could hardly walk. I had to travel abroad to see a podiatrist, had customized orthotics made, bought new runners, had cortisone injections, tried massages, dry needling, and contrast hydrotherapy, practiced foot strengthening and stretching exercises, tried out socks, sleeves, and braces, and so on. I found an online physiotherapist that helped me a lot with specific foot exercises, stretches, and other home treatments.
All in all, it took me over a year to recover. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way.
But now, I’m running again. (yeah!) I feel so relieved.
More Fun 2 Run was “born”
Not only I have been struggling with injuries runner’s issues, worldwide there are millions of runners that suffer from all kinds of injuries and other runner’s problems. This motivated me to dig deeper into the world of runners. I have learned that running is so much more than “just running faster and further”. Happy running, without physical or mental complaints, is the aim of every runner. And that’s basically what this site is all about. The articles will describe personal running experiences. I will provide tips to prevent or minimize all kinds of runners problems. And I will share knowledge and information on how to run better and more enjoyable.
At morefun2run.com you will find the following topics:
- Training and recovery
- Endurance, strength, and flexibility
- Runners shoes and clothing
- Injuries, treatments, self-care, and prevention
- Mental training, stress relief, and Mindful Running
- Sports Nutrition
- Breathing techniques
- Cold showering / bathing
- Healthy lifestyle: FINDING BALANCE
Always consult medical advice
If you are suffering from a specific injury or typical runner issue, it is crucial to get a good overview of what you could do and what’s best to avoid. Always consult a doctor or medical (sport) specialist. In my posts, I will share with you my personal stories and findings. But please be aware that I am not a medical specialist. I write from an (ex-injured) hobby runner’s point of view.
Better & More enjoyable runs
Pain- and stress-free running will lead to better results and most importantly more enjoyable runs! And that’s what MoreFun2Run is all about: happy & healthy running, without complaints or runners issues. I will share my personal running experiences and provide tips to prevent or minimize all kinds of runners problems. Hope they will be helpful for your runs too!
Please have a look around my website. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
I hope you will all have more fun 2 run! All the best!