2012 Running Review

As the 2012-year draws to a close, we look back on some of our favourite blog posts that happened in the last year. As a runner, it’s always a good idea to review what you’ve achieved to ensure you’re making progress and to reflect on what’s happened in the past year. Read more for our 2012 running review.

2012 Running Review

2012 Running Review

January – Running Metronome Website Is Launched
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since we launched the website. The primary aim of the website was to create a place for runners to find useful tips, information and reviews related to using a running metronome for improving form, technique and fitness. Since then, we’ve expanded to cover other topics to help runners. You can read our very first post here called reasons for using a running metronome.

February – Top Apps for Runners
Smartphones have allowed runners to monitor and improve their running form by using apps. With so many apps available for runners, we narrowed down the search and looked at the best 5 apps for runners for the iPhone and Android platform.

March – Running Resources Guide
We often get asked what the best running shoes are, which watches are great for running or what accessories are great for running. So we created the running resources page, which features some of our favourite running shoes for men and women, sports watches and other resources to help fellow runners.

April – Garmin Forerunner 310XT Review
Back in April when we reviewed the Garmin Forerunner 310XT, we loved the slim and flexible design that made it easy and convenient to wear on most occasions. With features such as GPS tracking, water proof ability of up to 50 metres, distance, pace and heart rate data, the Forerunner 310XT is ideal for any runner, swimmer or biker that wants to monitor and improve their fitness routine.

May – 10 Famous Quotes for Running
We made this infographic with the intention getting people motivated and nothing is a more motivating then some famous quotes. If you want to take running seriously, you need to show discipline and commitment and most runners will probably have experienced the lack of motivation to run on certain days. We’ve had positive feedback since when we made this infographic and hope to make more in the future.

June – Top 5 Essentials for Barefoot Running
Since the Born to Run book by Christopher McDougall was released, more and more runners are barefoot running more seriously to help strengthen and improve their running form. As a result, we looked the top essentials for barefoot running, which includes some of the best running shoes available for barefoot runners.

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July – London Olympics 2012
This year Olympics were held in London from 27 July to 12 August with some of our favourite moments included Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals and Usain Bolt winning both the 100 and 200 metres. While the Olympics were going on, we covered many topics from the benefits of running to how to find the right running shoes. What were your most memorable moments during the Olympics?

August – Running Essentials
In August, we looked at various running essential topics, that included how to overcome blisters while running, the importance of hydration and the top watches for running.

September – Facebook and Pinterest
Our Facebook page, which allowed us and other runners to interact and share tips and information about running, surpassed the 300+ fans milestone. We also launched our Pinterest page, where we share and pin everything related to running.

October – Lame Excuses for Not Running
Due to the positive response to our last infographic, we created that feature our favourite excuses for not running. Let’s admit it, we’ve all have probably made the odd excuse to skip running when we were suppose to. We’d be interested to hear what excuses you have made to avoid or skip the odd run.

November – Top 10 Running Gifts for Christmas
If you know someone that’s a novice or keen runner and with Christmas close by, we compiled the running gift ideas for Christmas to give you ideas on what to buy. The list contains some of our favourite running themed gift ideas to make Xmas shopping easier.

December – Thanking All Our Fellow Runners
Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone for supporting us. Without running and our fellow runners, this site wouldn’t be possible. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our fellow runners from the Running Metronome team.

What were favourite moments from 2012? Please let us know below.