Happy Marathon Monday from DealDash! Today is Marathon Monday, so to celebrate, let’s talk about marathons and running.
In case you didn’t know, the Boston Marathon is always held on Patriots’ Day, which is a holiday that is only celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine, and it’s always on the third Monday of April. The first Boston Marathon was in 1897, and it was inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. THe Boston Marathon started with 18 participants in 1897, and now the marathon attracts an average of about 30,000 registered participants each year, with 30,251 people entering last year in 2015.
You don’t need to be a marathoner to be a great runner, though. You just need drive, determination, stamina, some free time, and some suitable running gear. DealDash can help you cultivate drive, determination, and stamina by participating in auctions, and DealDash can also help you out with some great running gear. DealDash has recently added some awesome new athletic clothing to their lineup of auctions, if you check out this link here it will take you right to them so you can browse around and see if there are any auctions that you would like to bookmark.
The most important article of clothing when you are running, however, is your shoes, of course. There are so many brands and styles of running shoes out there to choose from, here are some quick tips on getting a great pair of running shoes.
- Fit – You need to be professionally fitted for your running shoes, and even after being fitted at the shoe store it’s advisable to try on many many pairs of shoes to make sure that they are a perfect fit.
- Terrain – Are you planning on running on the road or a similar flat surface like a track? Or are you planning on running on sand, dirt, or a soft surface? You should decide this before you go shopping, because while you technically CAN throw on any pair of shoes to run on any surface, it’s a much better plan to decide what surface you are planning on running before you purchase your running shoes.
- Frugality – You should get the best pair of running shoes that’s feasible for you and your current situation. The best way to save money on buying your running shoes is to win gift cards for Foot Locker on DealDash. If you would like to check out the Foot Locker gift card auctions on DealDash just click this link here and it will take you to DealDash so you can check them out.
I hope that this article gave you a little inspiration and motivation to start a running program for health and fitness. DealDash would love to hear any success stories that the blog readers have had. Feel free to post a comment and tell us about your fitness journey. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!