Confessions Of A New Runner: “You Just Need Running Shoes” Is A Lie

Caitlin McColl
Run With Intention
Published in
4 min readMar 2, 2024

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Photo by Arek Adeoye on Unsplash

I’ve been running for almost 9 months now, and I realize that when people say that all you need to run is a pair of running shoes are LIARS!

Yes, a good pair of shoes is obviously the most important thing you need — to help protect your body from injury and to run well.

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Caitlin McColl
Run With Intention

Writer on mental health, grief & loss, mindfulness, running, life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. Vancouver 🇨🇦