Although there are many ways to stay in shape during winter, many of you are probably getting a little sick of the indoors and are craving some fresh spring air.
Running is a great way to stay in shape. The beauty of running is having the capability of going wherever the path takes you. Just be careful. Although running in the spring is fun, it can get messy and even dangerous with the melting snow, rain puddles and mud.
Sports injuries  related to running commonly develop in the spring from running too many miles too quickly, not having the proper footwear or not stretching effectively and appropriately.
There are steps you can take to protect yourself from a running-related sports injury  before starting a running regimen this spring.
Looking to kick start your spring running regimen? Try these techniques:
As with any physical activity, if you start to feel pain that does not go away, either decrease your mileage or take a few days off to rest. If that doesn’t help the pain, make an appointment with your doctor  to make sure you don’t have a serious running-related sports injury .
So dust off those running shoes and get started. Spring is here. Why don’t you run out and greet it?