The biggest thing holding people back from entering a walk or run event is confidence
They say: “I’m not fit enough”. “I don’t know if I’ll be good enough”. “I don’t have enough time to train”.
If this sounds like you, I encourage you to:
I ‘get’ where people are at with all those common excuses. I haven’t always made the best choices but what I’ve learnt is that everything you do in life is a choice. And I want to inspire you to consciously consider the choices you’re making in all areas of your life.
The only thing holding you back from reaching your health and fitness goals – or any goal in life - is ‘you’. Walking and running are easy and cost-efficient ways to get fit.
My first ever run goal a few years ago was to run a 10km event – with the hope that one day I’d run a half-marathon. The challenge scared me at the time. But if a challenge doesn’t scare you, then I personally think it’s too easy and you aren’t stretching yourself. Challenges should scare you at least a little. This is how change can happen.
Recently I have reset my personal goal to focus on running shorter distances and pick up speed. I recommend reassessing your goals if you are getting bored with your workouts and find yourself lacking motivation. It is inspiring to have something new and exciting to focus on.
Here are some of my top tips below to inspire you to take on your first event, no matter how long or short the distance, or whether you decide to walk to run.
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