So…I have started running…like officially! If you saw my Austin post you will know it all started in a hotel gym where I just “tried” to run. And, as it turns out I didn’t hate it.
When I came back from Austin I started to research what would be the best way to get into running. Especially, for someone who had never run before…0% running happening here! I mean, I had a joke that if I was running you should be too! The only reason I would be running is if there were zombies, a natural disaster, murderers…you can see where I am going here.
So, I basically started from scratch. With a little help from the internet and a friend 🙂 who runs half marathons, I got a plan together with the goal of running a 5K.
Spring is slowly starting to poke its head out from the clouds! That means getting out and enjoying the warmer weather. You will no longer be forced to stay in the gym. You can double up – get physical and outside at the same time!
Well, I suggest you triple it up – get physical, get outside, and help others! There are so many physical volunteer and fundraising opportunities coming up. I recommend you research your favorites and participate!
If you are new to the workout game I suggest starting with walking. It’s an easy way to get moving without overworking yourself.
The CDC suggests that adults should get 10,000 steps a day. 10,000 seems like a big number, but the steps add up quicker than you think. Just add all this up…walking through the grocery store or mall counts, walking on your lunch break counts, trips to the bathroom count, the list could go on. You can easily get to 10,000 steps if you actively try to achieve it.
Here are some of my suggestions to make walking a part of your daily routine:
I have a new workout obsession! I love Spin Class! I wasn’t sure at first…but in 50 minutes you get a full body workout and have fun while doing it. We look like we had fun right? #swelfies
My workout buddies #swelfies
I go to a locally owned spin studio – CycleFit Frederick. The instructors and staff are super nice and encouraging. I have fun every single time I attend a class. If you would like to know more about CycleFit specifically let me know!