Time to get back on the fitness wagon! Before you go spend hundreds on that new gym membership (with the best of intentions, of course) why not invest in a new pair of runners and hit the pavement instead? It will be a fraction of the cost, AND you get to enjoy the most beautiful time of the year around town.
Whether you are lacing up for the first time, want to go from the couch to 5K, or want to just run for 20 mins straight... Here are some easy get started plans that I liked from around the net.
If you've never run before, this article is a good place to start with lots of tips to know before you lace up. It also has a sample running schedule whether you're a newbie or already in shape.
Hungry-Runner.com is a cool running/fitness blog I've just found. I love it! This article boasts an equipment list, running tips, and a wicked couch to 5K training plan that balances walking and running.
While the title doesn't say it, this program has one goal: get you to run for 20 minutes straight. If you click around it has more detailed info to get you in-the-know for your first day and week.
Okay, okay... this is not a running piece. But my guess is weight loss is on your mind and it doesn't feel good. Let's fix that... I don't blog about weight loss. Ever. Personal policy. A beautiful strong happy body that feels good to live in is always my goal for myself and my patients. Not some dumb number on a scale. Please meet Tonya Whittle. She's a total gem... AND has written this amazing piece that speaks to the spirit of health and wellness. (Which, I'm sure you'll admit was your real goal in the first place, am-I-right?)
Let me know if you're going to give one a go? Which one will you choose? If you're thinking you'd prefer a group/instructor setting, I strongly recommend reaching out to Tonya and exploring her programs. She sometimes does these wonderful (and FREE) wellness hikes. Hope to see you on the next one!
In the mean time... laces up!
I tried something new with this post... grabbing popular/helpful articles I've found around the net. Did you like this it? Did you not like it? Let me know!
Likewise, if you have a personal running plan that you'd like to share with the community, email or private message me. I'll be happy to add it to the link list!
As always any thoughts or questions you have for me can be posted in the comments section below.