40 days of fitness – Day 11

Do your one thing! You can do it – don’t give up.. how many things can you say you did for 40 days straight.

Today’s tip – run. And when I say run I really mean jog or walk or some combination of them all. I think if you have ever played a sport in your life then this a very real exercise possibiilty for you. Just think about how you would have to run at practice, it really doesn’t require any training at first you just do it and do it slowly… like walking and the more you do it the more you’ll be better at it. If you never played an organized sport and the thought of jogging is so ridiculous to you I want to tell you that you can do it! I have an awesome friend named Jen (You can read her amazing story at Women’s Health). She has this amazing voice that can fill a room, she was in chorus in high school and loves music, but she was never one to play sports or run. Granted she ran after two little ones and would walk for exercise, but running was the furthest thing from her mind. In the greatest health journey of her life she lost 85 pounds with her running as a huge part of her journey. She would walk/jog/walk/jog etc. Until she was running, and I mean fast. She finished her first marathon this year, and would have done another if she wasn’t pregnant. My favorite part of her story is that she is a really good runner, she’s an athlete and didn’t know it for most of her life – You might owe it to yourself to find out if this is something you would grow to love to. The thing about jogging is that you can walk out your front door and do it – at your own pace for as long as you want. Running (jogging really) is my happy place and helps me clear the air. I love listening to podcasts while I run and I love the feeling of accomplishment afterwards. If you’ve never run a mile, why don’t you walk one today (or Sunday – it is suppose to be 60 in the southeastern PA area). It will feel great to be moving to get air and to know you did the something healthy for yourself. If you do run maybe run one far run this week, just 1 mile longer than you usually run. I will tell you in my 33 years I’ve never regreted once going out for a run after I’ve done it, but almost 50% of my runs I dont’ want to do at first. Just write it on your calendar and commit to doing it and then you can still follow through even if you don’t feel like it. You will be glad you did.

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3 Responses to “40 days of fitness – Day 11”

  1. Kerin January 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm # Reply

    you succeeded in making me a runner!

    • Kelly January 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm # Reply

      Its because you showed up and pushed yourself each time… now I can’t keep up!

  2. Kerin January 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm # Reply

    So not true! But I’ll take the complement:)

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