That was me 15 months ago….
I am coming up on my running anniversary. Nov. 4, 2011- NYRR Dash to the Finish Line was my first 5 K race. My time was 37:32. The journey to that first race began in June 2011 with my commitment to run/walk 30 minutes a day.
People ask me all the time how I got started running and that is the truth. thats what I did. I committed to every day 30 minutes walking less and running more and working toward a 3 mile goal.
My equipment list:
Nike Pegasus sneakers. I went to Lady Foot Locker and asked them for a good pair of beginner running shoes and the young lady pointed me in the best direction. This brand has served me very well. I am lucky in that I have a neutral stride so they are perfect shoes for me.
Nike running tights- really made a difference when I bought a proper pair of running pants.
Thurlo socks – I asked a person at Paragon fitness for a sock recommendation and a good pair of socks makes all the difference.
I wear a Target compression running bra in cammo print. They are affordable and don’t loose there compression if I accidentially throw them in the dryer.
My tops are all dri fi. I can’t stand if my shirt sticks to me!
I have found that once I got my routine down on what I wanted to wear and what worked it was so much easier to get my workouts done.
The running was the hardest part, I won’t lie. If you are just starting running, you have to believe me that it is so worth sticking with it thru the beginning stages. Its like learning a new language .
This last point I can not stress enough.
You have to RUN. You can’t do anything else but put in the time. Give yourself permission to just do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT….