Running is more MENTAL than it is PHYSICAL

Hello friends, you may or may not believe that, but I can tell you that this is 100% fact. Our bodies are capable of amazing things. You have heard stories of mothers lifting cars off babies, or someone proven the doctor wrong about an injury because they have the most important thing that a human being can have: determination. If you believe you can do it, then nothing can stop you.

So now that you have made the decision to become a runner, what is the best way to start? GO RUN! Seriously, save your spot on this blog, go put on the closest thing you can find to running shoes, head out onto the side walk or to the nearest park and jog at a brisk pace until you are out of breath and need to stop. Don’t worry about distance and pace just yet, just do what feels comfortable right now. Continue walking until you catch your breath. Once you are feeling a bit better, go ahead and start jogging again until you are out of breath.

The most important thing about this exercise is not time or distance, it is simply that you get outside and see what kind of shape you are in. You may able to run a half-mile or a quarter-mile or may be just a few hundred feet. Once we talk a specific plan, you can use this run as your baseline to measure your progress.

I still remember my first run of less than a half mile and I take pride in how far I have come since then.

Thank you.