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Spring if finally here. I’m excited to be able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air after a long winter.
It’s a great time to start running! Ok, I know what you’re thinking “I can’t run. I’m too old, I have joint problem.” I used these same excuses for over 25 years. Then my daughter call me and asked to train and run the Big Sur Half Marathon with her. I never dreamed it would be something I could do, but I didn’t want to disappoint Mandy.
Most of you have heard the benefits of running:
That said, you don’t have to run a lot of miles or spend a lot time running to reap the benefits. Research shows that running as little as 5 minutes has significant benefits.
So how do you start?
Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon gave me a sense of accomplishment and total elation because I knew if I could accomplish that goal, there wasn’t ANYTHING I couldn’t accomplish if I set my mind to it. I also came away with four valuable life lessons:
It does’t matter how slowly you run or how little or much of your “run” you actually run, if you sign an entry form, you are a runner.