I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Running: How to START

Think you CAN'T run?? Hate Running? Well you CAN if you would like to start. Here is MY learn to run program for couch potatoes....

Step One...

Turn off the T.V

Step Two...
Put on your runners and walk out the door. This seems simple doesn't it? However when you are tired after a long day of living sometimes this is the LAST thing you want to do. I promise you will feel more rested and calmer upon your return. You will also sleep better.

Step Three...
Walk for 10 minutes, then turn around and come home.

Step Four...
Motivate yourself by following a program. Don't give yourself a choice to opt out. See if someone else will do it with you. The accountability and support is great. If not just do it on your own.

Step Five...
Walk 3x a week for 20minutes. If you find the walking easy and you are ready to start 'running' follow this 10 week program. ..

3xWalk 9min/Run 1min
3xWalk 8min/Run 2min
3xWalk 7min/Run 3min
3xWalk 6min/Run 4min
3xWalk 5min/Run5min
Now try running 20-30min straight.

Good Luck! you CAN do it!


Stacey said...

You forgot the first step.... find a good bra! Seriously. I just started exercising again after Emery's birth, and I very obviously don't have a good enough bra!

Anita said...

Yes a very good bra or two! Like this post.

Alyson said...

ah yes. AND spandex to hold in the jiggle butt.