Start out small! My trainer got me hooked on running by having me sprint for thirty seconds and then rest for thirty seconds. Those short bursts were not only fun but it gave me that shot of endorphins. If you're out enjoying the spring weather (did you know it snowed in Minnesota today? It did.) try running for two minutes and walking for one minute. If you're new to running check out the popular website called, Couch to 5K; this website sets up a training schedule for you so that you're able to run a 5K.
Sign up for a race! Races are great because they keep you towards a goal and the sense of accomplishment you'll feel crossing that finish line is unlike any other. I mainly signed up for the half marathon as a means of scaring myself into a training schedule.
Stick with it! There's something completely freeing about a nice long run. It clears your head and provides you with ample time to sort through your thoughts.
So give it a try, please, you?ll be beaming at the finish line.
Have you run a race yet?
Bio: Bert is a stay at home mom of two, wife to college sweetheart, and what she calls a "semi-crunchy" mama. After four years of being overweight related to pregnancies, Bert submitted a video entry into a local Biggest Loser type of fitness challenge; she was chosen and lost 25% of her body weight in 90 days. She blogs at FirstTimeMom about everything from cloth diapers, parenting, life and her recent passion with health and fitness.