Are you looking for a way to get in shape that’s light on the wallet? Have you ever wanted to learn how to start running?
Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to run going into this year. However, even though you went out and used your Nike or Under Armor gift card for a brand new pair of running shoes, they have only seen action once or twice at best.
Or maybe you were doing fine for a few weeks or months, but life happened and you got out of the running habit. Now, you lost a lot of the progress you made.
Then again, maybe you ran for a long time in your high school or college days. But, life got in the way and running fell by the wayside.
Do any of these scenarios sound like you?
If it does, that’s alright. I’m not writing this to pick on you. But, I am writing this to call you out.
Are you going to learn how to start running or not?
Are you going to accomplish your goal and make running a habit or not?
The ultimate question is – are you going to change your life or not?
Yes, running can change your life. I know because it changed mine in a very positive way starting in July 2014 when I committed to training for my first half marathon. Two and a half years later, I have completed the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon, 5 half marathons, and a few 10K and 5K races. That along with hundreds of miles of training runs.
Running has increased my confidence and boosted my health. I have high blood pressure issues due to family history and weight – and running has helped lessen the dosage of my BP medication.
But, enough about me. This is about you. How can we get you out there running and make it stick?
Here are five ways that helped me learn how to start running and stick with running for the long haul.