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December 18, 2023



The holidays are nearly over and for many of us that means getting back into our routines. Maybe for you that means hitting the gym again or going for a run. We all know that feeling of getting back into a routine after taking some time off: it's not always easy, but it's always worth it.


We're excited to get back to running (and all of our other workouts) in the new year—and we hope you are, too. In this post, we'll share some tips on how to make getting back to running easier, including how to find the right running routine for you and how to stay motivated. We'll also talk about some of the benefits of running, both physical and mental, and why it's important to keep running (or start running) in the new year.

The Benefits of Taking a Break

You're feeling it now. That sluggishness, that struggle to get up in the morning and get moving. Maybe you've got a few pounds you didn't have before the holidays, or your skin is feeling a little bit dryer than usual.

Don't worry, you're not alone. In fact, it's completely normal to feel this way after taking some time off from regular exercise. Especially if that time off was centred around food and drinks with family and friends.

But don't let that stop you from getting back to your routine in the new year. In fact, there are plenty of benefits to be had by getting back to running (or any other form of exercise) after a break. Here are just a few:

-You'll feel more energised and alert throughout the day

-You'll be more productive overall

-You'll have an easier time losing weight and keeping it off

-Your sleep quality will improve

Preparing to Return to Running

You're about to head back to running after a long break. Congratulations! You've done a great job of taking some time off and enjoying the holidays. But now it's time to get serious about your training again.

How can you make sure that you hit the ground running (so to speak)? Here are a few tips:

1. Start by setting some realistic goals. Don't try to do too much too soon – you'll only end up injuring yourself. Instead, start small and gradually increase your mileage as you go.

2. Get your body ready for running again. This means doing some light stretching and exercises to loosen up your muscles and joints.

3. Take it slow when you start running again. Ease into your old routine gradually, and don't push yourself too hard in the early weeks. You'll find that you quickly regain your fitness level if you take things slow and steady.

Easing Back Into a Routine

It's never too late to get back into a running routine. In fact, January is the perfect time to start fresh and set some resolutions. Here are a few tips to help ease back into it:

-Start small. Don't try to run 5 miles on your first day back. Start with a shorter distance or time and work your way up gradually. This will help minimise the risk of getting injured. 

-Take it slow. Don't push yourself too hard, especially if you're not used to running regularly. You'll only end up feeling exhausted and discouraged. Pace yourself and take plenty of breaks if necessary.

-Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during and after your run. This will help you stay energised and avoid any potential health problems.

-Get some rest. It's important to get a good night's sleep before and after your runs. This will help your body recover properly and prevent any injuries.

Building Up Mileage

You might be eager to pick up where you left off before the holidays, but it’s important to ease back into running. Start by running a few miles a week, and gradually build up your mileage as you get used to being on the road (or trail) again.

It’s also important to focus on quality over quantity. Instead of trying to run as fast as you can, focus on running with good form and paying attention to your surroundings. This will help you avoid injuries, and make your runs more enjoyable overall.

Finally, don’t forget to add some cross-training and strength-training to your routine. This will help you stay balanced and prevent injury in the long run.

Exercise and Nutrition Tips

You might be feeling a little sluggish after all the holiday indulgences, but don't despair—it's totally normal. The key is to ease yourself back into things gradually so you don't end up feeling overwhelmed or, worse, injured.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

- Start with some basic cardio to get your heart rate up and blood flowing. This could be a brisk walk, light jog, or even just some jumping jacks. Whatever you do, make sure you're warmed up before moving on to more intense exercise.

- Incorporate strength training a few times a week. This doesn't mean you need to lift heavy weights—bodyweight exercises like squats and push-ups are great for building strength and can be done anywhere.

- Make sure you're eating enough protein and healthy fats to fuel your workouts. This doesn't mean you need to gorge yourself on steak and eggs, but getting enough protein is important for repairing muscle tissue and helping your body recover from exercise.

following these tips, you'll be back on track in no time!

Staying Motivated and Looking Forward to the New Year

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to your running routine. And even though it may be tough to get motivated after all the festive eating and drinking, there are some things you can do to ease yourself back into it.

First of all, take it slow and easy at first. If you try to do too much too soon, you’re likely to end up injured or overly sore. Start with some shorter runs and gradually increase your mileage as you get back into shape.

Secondly, set some goals for yourself. Whether it’s running a certain number of miles per week or training for a race, having something to work towards will help keep you motivated.

Finally, try to enjoy the process. Running is a great way to clear your head and relieve stress, so focus on the positive aspects of it and don’t be too hard on yourself if you have an off day.


With a little bit of effort, you’ll be back to your old self in no time and ready to take on the new year.


We hope that this article has helped get you pumped up to lace up and hit the pavement again. As we mentioned, there are countless benefits to running, and the best way to start enjoying them is to get back out there and get moving. You can do it!