Hey lovely readers! Who else is excited for summer? So, usually, people try to get in shape before summer, or at least thats the idea, right? Well, if you’re anything like me, you missed that boat and are now really wishing you’d started working out a few months ago, right? Well, there is no time like the present! I am joining up with Jen at The Cutest Curliest and a few other bloggers to bring you all some awesome exercise challenges to get you/keep you in shape this summer. Stick with us and by the end of the summer, you will be so glad you did. Your future self will thank you for it.
So, Jen is hosting two challenges and I am doing a running challenge. Jen is doing an ab challenge and a squat challenge. You can find both of those in this post if you’re interested in doing one of them. You can do one, two, or all of them. I am in charge of a running challenge. I wanted to keep it simple, but still challenging. Even if you aren’t a runner, YOU CAN DO THIS. It doesn’t even have to be running, you can walk. The idea is that by the end of the summer, you will have walked/run ONE HUNDRED miles. Thats a lot, right? But, it’s totally do able and at the end of the summer you will be the awesome achiever of an amazing goal. Sound good?
So I’ve set it up so you only have to run/walk three times a week. Seriously, you can do it. (I’ll probably say that at least five times during this post). Even if you walk and walk slowly, the most any one of these days would likely take you is an hour. You can handle an hour three times a week, right?
Before you get going on this challenge (I have it set to start on a Monday) take some time to get ready. You need to have a good pair of shoes, some decent running clothes (cute clothes make a big difference, seriously!) and some basic running knowledge. The Early Morning Runner did an awesome series on running form that really helped me. I highly suggest you read it.
I’m going to be doing weekly check ins each week and a few tips that have helped me during this challenge. I am also hoping to post one healthy recipe per week because you can’t out train a bad diet. I would love for you all to check in and let me know how you’re doing each week! And, its totally okay if you miss a few work outs! That doesn’t mean you have to quit. Just get back on that horse. YOU CAN DO IT!
If you have a blog, it’d be fun for you to tell your readers about this and post weekly updates so they can be motivated by your awesome success and so you can be accountable to keep up the hard work. If you do, leave me a comment so I can check out your post!
So, here is your training program. You can click the link under to download it. This preview is just the first half of the program. As you can see, it starts off pretty easy with just 5 miles the first week. See, YOU CAN DO THIS!Share