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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday’s Training Tip: Begin again!

There is no time like the present!

Today’s training tip is about starting over. It happens to all of us. We get injured or become ill. We have a change in life circumstances. We train hard for a race and then have trouble getting back into the swing of things once we have recovered. Whatever the reason, everyone has times when they fall off the fitness wagon. Don’t be discouraged – you have a chance to start over! There is no time like the present to begin training again.
Three opportunities to begin training now …

  • New Year’s Resolutions! I don’t have to say anything more about that!
  • Beginning of race season. If you begin now, you have plenty of time to get in shape for a spring 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon.

  • Spring is coming. It feels okay to snuggle in warm layers of loose clothing now, but that won’t be the case when the temperatures start to climb.
Three ways to begin …

  • Make it known. Share your resolution with a friend. She will help to hold you accountable.
  • Register for a race. It’s that simple. The financial commitment and the fact that your name is on a list as a participant somewhere will encourage you to get moving.
  • Inventory your closet. Try on a few of those favorite warm weather items now. Perhaps you need to make a trip to a local hot springs. Squeezing into your swimsuit is another motivator!
Three things to remember …

  • You’ve done it before, you can do it again.
  • You have time – at least three months – before you need to be back in shape.
  • You are not alone!  I’ve got to get moving, too!

Enjoy the rest of the Season and as always …
Happy Running!
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