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!
Everyone wants to look great for the summer, but most of us probably indulged a but too much during the holidays. DealDash is here to help.
There are lots of different ways to get healthy and regain that awesome body for summer, but almost all of the different ways are just a variation on the good old fashioned advice “Eat less and exercise more.” No matter what your fitness level, from couch potato to grandma to stressed out office worker most everyone is capable of taking a short walk every day. You might wonder, though, exactly how far you are walking and what exactly you’re doing to help your body. DealDash has a solution for that.
Most of us are familiar with the old pedometers that count your steps. There is anew breed of computerized pedometers that can not only track your steps but also connect with your computer via a small WIFI dongle to upload all of your information, keep track of it, and help you meet your fitness goals. Some of these trackers can even keep track of your sleeping and help you sleep better, which is also key in having better fitness. If you’re interested in learning more about these new high tech pedometers check them out on DealDash at this link right here.
If you’re most interested in boosting your fitness and getting a beach body by walking and keeping track of your steps a great item to pair with your pedometer would be a treadmill. A treadmills are great for letting you get a workout accomplished during any time of the night or day and in any kind of weather.
Let’s look at it this way – treadmills are the indoor motorized equivalent of walking or running in place. You simply keep up with a belt that’s moving under your feet. Your treadmill workout will burn about the same number of calories as walking or running outdoors, yet in your lovely air conditioned, TV with cable, and internet equipped house. DealDash has a selection of treadmills that come up for auction. If you would like to check them out please click on this link here. If you are interested in one of these treadmills please click on the “Alert Me” button on the auction’s home page and you will receive an email when the auction for that particular item is about to begin.
Please remember, if you are just getting started on your road to fitness and you’re someone who hasn’t had any strenuous physical activity for at least three months, it’s recommended that you begin with walking. By training consistently (initially twice a week and then three times a week), you can gradually increase the intensity of your exercise by increasing your speed and incline.
If you have been sedentary for 6 months or more it would be an extremely good idea to have a check up with your doctor to make sure that you are healthy enough to start a fitness program. Also, they might be able to give you some great tips on fitness taking into account your own personal medical history.
In addition to exercising eating healthily is a huge part of fitness. Please check back on the DealDash blog this Wednesday for some more tips on fitness and getting your best body for summer.
I hope this article has encouraged you to think about your health and how different pieces of exercise equipment could benefit your fitness. If you’re interested in getting some items to get you started head on over to DealDash. DealDash has all of the pieces of equipment that we talked about, as well as water bottles, mats, and plenty of other items that you can use to get healthy. Check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you just love. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!