I am excited to say that I have officially gotten back on track with my running. I have also started my half marathon training and feeling good. It was just like riding a bike and didn’t take me too long to get back into my regular pace. I missed the wonderful feeling of accomplishment I get after a good run. My sister Kate has also started training (we are on the same schedule) and she is an excellent source of motivation. We are thinking about a race in early December which should give us plenty of time to be ready. I love working towards a goal, its so motivating. See below for a copy of our training schedule.
If you are thinking about adding running to your exercise regimen, I highly recommend trying. Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise (cardio) that can burn a huge amount of calories in every session. It is perfect for someone looking for an easy and in-expensive way to get healthier. My only recommendation with running is not to run too often. It is high impact and can cause damage to your joints. Try running every other day or choose 3-4 days per week. I run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The best method for injury prevention in runners is yoga. I attend a yoga class at least once a week and make sure to stretch fully after every run. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
The rest of this week has been pretty uneventful which has been nice. Girl’s on the Run began on Tuesday which was so exciting. I love coaching GOTR because I wholeheartedly believe in what the program stands for. We have 11 girls on our team, each with a unique set of gifts that we get to embrace and nurture over the next 12 weeks. If you have never heard of Girl’s on the Run, please visit the website and consider volunteering.