Just Run.

8 weeks ago I could only run 45 seconds before stopping.

Please, don’t laugh.

45 seconds was my max. Now, 8 weeks later I can run at least 10 minutes without stopping. For this I am proud.
I have a long way to go but I am proud of where I am now.

To my first time/ beginning runners, DO. NOT. GIVE. UP.

Yes, you may watch as others run by you on the trail. Yes, you may watch as others run faster than you on the treadmill.
Guess what?
YOU are doing better than all those people sitting on their couch right now (:

I am in absolutely no position to give advice. But I am going to do so anyway..

To my beginning runners….

  1. Don’t stop. It gets better.
  2. Find a good playlist. Believe me! This makes a world of difference! If you are a Pandora lover try the “Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout Radio
  3. Worry about you and ONLY you. Do not compare yourself to those around you. You are your only competition.
  4. Find a running partner. This has made a world of difference for me! Find a trusted friend that will ensure that you go on a run. Not only that, find a friend that will motivate you to constantly do better.
  5. Have goals! As a beginning runner I found it difficult to find purpose in my run. However, after finding the app “C25K: Couch to 5K” I had clear cut goals each week that allowed me to not only see progress but kept me on track.
  6. Set a time, stick to it. Figure out what days are best for you as well as what times. Set them and stick to them! I have found that working out in the morning is amazing and refreshing but that doesn’t necessarily work for everyone!
  7. Do not expect immediate change. This has been one of my greatest challenges and one of the things that I continually deal with. After 8 weeks I have not seen a change in weight but I have noticed a change in stamina, energy and even my own self-esteem. For this I am thankful.
  8. Be Proud. Be proud of where you are going. (:

This journey has not been easy and I do not expect it to be. My next goal is a 10 minute mile. For many this is a very reachable goal. However, this is my goal and I am excited to work towards it.

To my beginning runners, good luck!

 

xoxo

Miss Locklear

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