Getting started with a running program can be challenging, especially for people who is strapped for time.
However, something you have to realize is that everyone has a busy life, a demanding family, and lots of time commitments. However, what separates runners from non-runners is that a runner makes the time for them.
Health and fitness is important to your well being. No one should have to remind you that you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of someone else’s problems, whether it’s at work or at home. Take control of your life and tell yourself that you’re worth 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour today.
Give yourself a fighting chance to be the person you want to be — healthy, happy, and full of life.
What I find most promising is my charity training team — Team Dress for Success. We’re all working towards finishing the LA Marathon in 2012 all the while fundraising $1,000 along the way. It’s no small feat but the rewards are indescribable. I was gone for a few weeks and everyone trained on their own. I shot off an email last night and already, people who signed up for the team never having ran a mile in their lives are now up to 8 or 9 miles in their training.
I’m so proud of them. They made a commitment and are seeing it all of the way through. These people have time commitments that could undermine their training and fitness regimen. However, they decide to prioritize their needs so that they can better serve others. So inspirational!
What are you so busy doing that you haven’t made time for yourself yet? Let me know below. I’ll probably be able to help you rationalize yourself out of your excuse!
- No “I” in TEAM….. (tootallfritz.com)
- Meet the Streakers (trainingdaily.runnersworld.com)
- Getting Ready to Run a Marathon (everydayhealth.com)
- Ultramarathon in My Future? (ironwomanintraining.com)
- Race Recap: 2011 Zappos Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (ironwomanintraining.com)
- We’ll Go Ahead and Call This FUNemployment (ironwomanintraining.com)