Posted on October 07 2022
Autumn in the UK feels like a transformational season. Our physical world changes around us, our summer of solar-powered fun powers us into a new phase, perhaps professionally, domestically or in our training.
If you, like us, were inspired by the recent London Marathon, the exhausted-yet-exhilarated faces of runners, run-walkers, and costume wearers crossing the line is enough to trigger an impulse buy of running shoes and outfits to brighten up A/W.
It’s a feat that inspires countless non-runners, previous runners and aspiring athletes to enter the ballot for the next event, join gyms and running groups, and use this inspiration to springboard into a new phase of fitness. Sound like you? You’re not alone!
You don’t have to be amazing to start, you have to start to be amazing. With running this couldn’t be more true. Much like yoga, there is a misconception that you have to be X weight, size or ability to start when the truth really is that you can start from anywhere.
Set yourself up for success by choosing distances you can cover, whilst not being hard on yourself from the start. A 5 minute run is still a run, a 5 minute run-walk is still a run-walk. The more you achieve, the more you want to achieve, a bit like a snowball of endorphins!
Give yourself more time to rest than you think, and remember to allow your body to recover before the next workout. Burnout is a tough place to motivate yourself, so instead think of the long game (much like a marathon, not a sprint!) and be patient with yourself.