"Run The World" Takeaways

Sometimes I want to read about running, but not about how I should be running, or what I should change about my running. If you’re feeling the same, “Run the World” is for you!

As an NCAA All-American, Becky was on top of the world when she graduated from college. Most runners use this motivation to dive right into the professional field, but Becky wanted more for herself. Becky needed to travel the world to experience other running cultures. This book is not only a fun read, it’s a great way to learn something new about running!

Running when you are traveling is a great way to see a new city, meet new people, and is also a refreshing change of pace - literally! Finding a short race while on the road can be a great way to experience a new city. Here are some tips to remember when you are running in a new place.

  1. Do not run without your phone. It is very easy to get lost or to find yourself in the wrong neighborhood.

  2. Do not worry about your pace. Travel takes a lot out of your body and it is totally normal for your pace to be off from the stress on your body.

  3. Take into consideration the change in time and altitude. Running in a different timezone is hard. Running at a new altitude is even harder!

  4. Don’t run at night. Better safe than sorry.

  5. Not every country has the same traffic patterns, especially for running. Ask a local running

    shop or hotel employee if there is any weird traffic rules.

If you need inspiration, pick up your copy of “Run the World!”

Dr. Kathleen Leninger, DPT