I'm not too sure where I got the bug to start running again. Growing up, I was horrible at running. Always felt slow, never consistent, yet I always wanted to do the fun 5k's and obstacle courses I would see advertised. My best friend and I had been doing some weight lifting paired with short runs and we eventually signed up for my first 5k! It wasn't my best run, but I enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment and wanted to get better.
Fast forward a few years later, I had been training Rachael, one of my clients, for about a year when she asked me to help her train for a 5k. We decided to start incorporating runs into her training sessions. Getting started with running is the hardest part! It can be scary! I also love getting involved with the workouts my clients are doing. I don't want them to feel alone! Stepping into a gym or starting any sort of workout can be intimidating! Running with a friend is also great accountability. When you feel like stopping you have each other for encouragement!
Rachael did great on her first 5k! She then completed a half marathon relay this past spring and we are training to run a full marathon relay together come November! When we get the chance to run together we enjoy posting silly stories on Instagram! Partly because it's fun, and we hope it can encourage others to get out and get active!
Running can be tough! But if it's something you would love to get better at don't be scared to get out there and try it. Here are three things I would suggest;