To someone who doesn't run, runners look like a healthy tribe. We move every day, we cover miles and miles, and we're fit human beings, right? Sort of. The reality is, runners get injured. Runners lose motivation. And runners often fuel on pizza and beer instead of kale salads and green smoothies.
On my own wellness journey as a runner, I've come to learn that running and running well can be two different things. I've also interviewed hundreds of women about their relationship to exercise and their well-being, and I've coached people who were motivated, bored, confused about running, and everything in between.
If there's one thing that remains true no matter what, it's this: Running well doesn't happen because of what you do occasionally. It's because of what you do consistently. Here are seven healthy habits everyone who runs well knows—and takes to heart: