November 28, 2012

Anyone Can Run // How to Start Running



Background: I was NEVER athletic. I basically willed myself into running and running became the place I went to when I needed to escape it all. When I first began running I was horrible, I couldn't run very far without my lungs feeling like they might explode. I kept at it and started to compete with myself. The key to running or any exercise, you must allow yourself to enjoy the process. If every day it was easy to get your running shoes on and sprint three miles there would be no reward. The days I drag myself out the door and force one foot in front of the other, are the times I get the most out of running.

Over the next few weeks leading up to 2013, I want to share with you my running secrets, downfalls and moments where running was all I had. I want to help you train for your next 5k, develop a schedule, prepare for longer races like a 10k or half marathon and allow you to ask questions. I'd love for you to introduce yourselves and where you are with running. I've had multiple e-mails requesting running tips and training schedules, so here we go. I'm going to prove that 'Anyone Can Run'.

Homework: Decide what you would like to get out of running. Establish a goal, be realistic. We start running on December 1st. Whether it's once a week or 5x a week. So figure out what you can stick with for 4 weeks and get your gear ready.


4 comments:

  1. EEEEE. I am so excited for this. I can't wait to read more. I am with ya! I'm NOT a runner....but would love to BE a runner. I feel like running is so powerful and seems like so much fun, but not something I feel like I can physically do right now, however, I am ready to start the process. :)

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    1. So glad you are joining Krystal, I hope you gain something from the next few weeks :)

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  2. This is perfect timing. I just started running last week! Previously could only do 1 mile without stopping.. that's still probably the case but on the treadmill this week I got up to 3.
    And registered for my first 5k this Saturday- if I'm gonna do something I really make myself do it, lol.. and I figured this was a good way to kickstart myself into shape and keep myself serious about it.
    My real goal? Run a half marathon in May 4 days before I turn 25. I wanna be able to say that I went from only being able to run 1 mile (and basically dying after every time) to being able to run a half marathon, and go into age 25 on that high note.
    The best part? Pushing myself. It's like a game. Forcing myself to do better than the last time and prove to myself that I CAN do this. :)

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    1. Jen, congrats on pushing yourself!! And your goal is a great one!!! I know you can do it. I began running in December of last year and ran a half marathon in mid Feb. I'll be sharing my training schedule in a few weeks, so stick around! You've already got a great attitude which is half the battle.

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