Great time this morning, but boy was it hot. We started running at 6:35 am from Hart Park for our six mile run. Once again it was really amazing to see all six groups and nearly 100 runners out training. This summer we have also started proving our runners with some nutrition training. We love the chance to not only help them get in shape but also educate them on eating healthy.
We have seen a record number of individuals lose weight through the training. At least three individuals have lost 20 lbs since they started running.
We have seen some minor injuries start to happen, however it was great to hear many of our runners say that they are not going to give up. They are going to finish the job.
We also had a fun situation where a runner from one group actually knew another runner from another organization.
All the runners are showing their dedication and complete focus on completing the goal.
Is there something new that you want to try this summer? What is holding you back? The hardest step is that first one, but you will never know unless you try.
Let me encourage you to step out and DO IT!
When I decided to run a marathon that first training run was very hard. There were many thoughts that went through my mind before I headed out for that first workout.
- I had never run before. I was a golfer in high school not a runner. I never had a desire to run before. I hated the day in PE when we had to run the mile.
- I didn’t want to look silly. When I ran the first time, I felt like everyone was going to look at me. I was afraid people would know that I was a first time runner.
- What if I can’t make it? I have always had a bad back and never thought I could make it.
- Will I be embarrassed? What will happen if I tell people I am going to run a marathon and then have to give up?
Even after considering all of these obstacles, it was totally worth it! I am so glad that I tried something new and it totally chanced my life.
So what kind of summer are you going to have? What is something you would like to do but don’t have the courage to start? Lets get it started!