“There’s no feeling like finishing a 5k.”
Are you thinking about getting back in shape, but don’t know how to start? Have you made many resolutions and begun multiple exercise programs in the past, but not stuck with them?
You should consider running a 5k!
What’s a 5k, you ask?
A 5k is a 5 kilometer or 3.1 mile run, typically run as a road race. There are tons of them across the US all year long. They usually have a small sign-up fee, and are often held as fundraisers for charities, organizations, or in memory of someone. While some are more competitive, most will accept runners of all levels (and walkers if that’s more up your alley!).
The “couch to 5k” name in itself shows that this trend is a great first step for those looking to become more active and healthy. It’s an excellent goal to work towards. However, while many start training with the best of intentions, not everyone succeeds. Just because you have this objective doesn’t mean all your old barriers are going to disappear.
In order to help you cross that finish line, I’m providing my tips and tricks for new exercisers/runners. When you lace up your shoes and face that open front door, you’ll now have the ramp you need to hop those hurdles!