If you wanna run in Hollywood, here are some tips on how you can fit right in with the stars!
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
From that day on, if I was going anywhere, I was runningFORREST GUMP
Adding running into your lifestyle can help you to make the habit stick. Need to go to the store, why not run. Need to get to work, try and run commute.
And if all else fails, just keep running!
Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs)
If you’re feeling stressed, go for a run. Need to burn off some troubles of the day, go for a run. Anxious about meeting a notorious serial killer, go for a run. Running is an excellent stress reliever.
Clarice can sure trail run, she put my falling-over-three-times-in-a-row trail run to shame! Stay focussed and you’ll stay upright!
Danny Torrance (The Shining)
Running in the snow can be a tricky business. It works your calf muscles extra hard and trying to gain traction can prove fruitless in very deep snow.
If you are determined to go out running in a winter wonderland, make sure you’ve at least got some sensible footwear (which will also help you run away from your psycho killer father should you need to).
Bonus tip: Don’t forget to retrace your steps if you’re hiding from a yeti.
Much like running in the snow, running on sand can be super tough. Try and keep to the wetter sand towards the sea to get a firmer grip on the ground and avoid sinking into the sand.
This will also help if the sand is very hot! But as long as you’re wearing something red, I think you’ll probably look the part even if your technique is off.
Ben Richards (The Running Man)
Little will motivate you more to get a Personal Best than being chased on a TV programme where you must escape death at the hands of a professional killer.
You know what they say, run like no one is watching and run like there’s a scary person behind you. You need not pretend. Let’s make it happen.
Danny (Hot Fuzz)
Sometimes, during a run, you may find yourself on the floor. Whether you’re trail running, you tripped over a suspicious-looking cat or you just aimed a bit too high.
If this happens, pop straight back up and pretend it didn’t happen. Don’t even worry about a cursory glance to check if anyone saw you.
Jack Traven (Speed)
Very very occasionally you’ll need to run away from dangerous things after you’ve steered a bus full of passengers to safety.
Lots of speed work should prepare you for this sort of running.
You don’t have to enter a race but they might help you with your motivation levels through the months.
When it comes to race day, make sure to give it your all (headbands can’t hurt to make you look like a total pro).
Larry Daly (Night at the Museum)
Sometimes you have to fit in your training at odd times of the day to fit around your schedule.
This might be during your lunch break or late at night or while you’re at work. Don’t let these things deter you from getting in that all-important training run.
The Maze Runner
Your safety is of the utmost importance when you’re out for a run. If you must run into a scary maze at any point, make sure you know the route well and you take someone else with you.
If you’re running out along busy pedestrian walkways, don’t forget that they have right of way on the path.
Perhaps running down a busy high street isn’t ideal and you should stick to less populated areas.
And there you have it! I have now equipped you with everything you need to know on how to run like a Hollywood star!