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I'm going to attempt my first 5k this spring.
Even being a vegetarian for nearly 18 years, I'd seriously have to stop and think of which I'd seriously choose. That's how much running has never fit into my life.
So choosing to run in a 5K is a pretty big deal for me because I never thought I'd ever come to this day where one of my goals was to run. I always just assumed I'd buck up & run if I was being chased.
I'd see people running as I drove passed them & always thought, "Power to them, I could never do that". Well, I guess now I'm hoping to do that!
So now you're probably wondering, "well then, why the heck are you going to attempt this if you hate it so much?"
Great question. Like so many other people, I want to drop the weight. I want to become a healthier version of myself. Running can help me get there. One thing I like about running (right now this might be the only thing), is the fresh air. I get to get up, get out and breathe in freshness. That's good for my soul.
I also want to challenge myself & try something new. Sure, after this, I might still hate it. But what if I actually enjoy this? I hear of the mythical runners high & I want to find that suddenly. I need to not knock it until I truly try it. Yes, I've run before but only in gym class when we had to and I graduated high school nearly 9 years ago. So I'm going to give this a good, real try so that way I can truly profess my feelings on running.
I think those are solid enough reasons & motivational points for myself! Don't you?
So, the first thing I did was recruit some of my favorite people to do this with me, all non-runners. I've always found that working together in this type of situation is always better. You can encourage each other, workout together, have somebody to talk to when you have a bad day or get a high five from when you hit a milestone!
But here's my thing, where do I even begin now that I need a game plan? Obviously one of my first steps is to do research. I mean, I need to start slow, very very slow; ease my way into this. But how slow is the right slow? Is there a right place to even start?
How much do you actually run in your first week? What additional workouts should be done? What kind of diet should I be following? I have so many questions which means I'll be seeking out advice from those who have been where I am on top of research. And then it'll all begin before I know it!
So join me on this journey from a person who loathes running to a person who actually might enjoy a good run! Who knows!
If you have advice, please, leave it here in the comments! If you're a new beginner too, lets work together to make this happen!
My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!