It was ultimately C25K, or Couch To 5K, that helped me get off the couch and get moving. I have never been a runner nor ever engaged the thought of running. When I used to go to the gym regularly, I lifted weights and walked the treadmill or rode one of the bikes. That was it. Running? Pffft. But I can say now that this app saved my life. I had no intention of running a 5K when I first downloaded it, but now I WANT to run one. I had to walk The Color Run in October last year because of the Gecko Incident, but I’ll be running the ABB 5K here in Houston in 2 weeks. EEEK! I have two torn meniscus from years of snow skiing in Garmisch and thinking I was 18 on the moguls of Snowmass in 2003 and I’m really slow, but I’m running. If I can do it, so can you!
I recommend downloading the C25K app I linked above, get fitted for running shoes at a local athletic shoe store and take a free running clinic to make sure you have proper form. Yes, you must have proper form when running or you’ll end up with an injury like I did that put me on 6 weeks of bed rest. Start walking, start slowly, but just move. Texas has Fleet Feet and Luke’s Locker so if you’re in our awesome state, click their links and check them out!
I also signed Chulo Handsomehub and I up and joined the Cypress Running Club “No More Excuses” training program. It’ll help us train to run the upcoming Blue Bell Fun Run in April 2014. Eating all the ice cream you want after running in this event? HECK YEAH! 🙂 Want to join us? Click the Cypress Running Club link above and come on! 🙂 One way or another, no matter the failures, set backs and/or successes that will come throughout the year …
The new year brings new promises with a new slate. You can do whatever you set your mind to do. That little voice that says you can’t? IT LIES. So I wish you love, laughter and everything that makes you smile. I wish you strength, faith and the determination to make all your dreams come true. I wish you this:
Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.
Have a 2014 new years resolution? Share it in the comments section below and how you plan to keep it.
Merry New Year everyone! 🙂