From both past and personal experiences, running is not “fun” and not the favorable form of exercise and losing weight. Running takes work to get into the habit and takes valuable time out of your life. Obviously, you have a fulltime job, obligations such as a family and priorities that cause a barrier to start running. You probably just ate while reading this and you really do not have the energy to go for a run.
Think about it, fundamentally maintaining a healthy and lean body requires exercise, and running my friends is the best advice I could give in succeeding. What better way to burn calories and fat fast? If you are a first timer, I am here to tell you that getting into running takes anywhere from between thirty to forty-five minutes of your time. You do not even have to do it on the daily.
Start easy at a slow pace on the treadmill or even just circling the neighborhood block. Every bit helps and you would be surprised how many mile(s) you will accumulate in weeks. Make running an activity instead of a “job.” Running with a friend or with a meet up group is great, which helps keep you and everyone running motivated and staying motivated. Having a common bond within a group keeps you focused and makes the longer distance runs fun! If you prefer to work solo, run with your mp3 device. An iPod with hot tunes will keep you running for miles. It is never too late to run and become a runner!
Jason Yu is Partner and Director of Marketing for The Hardwicke Group in Richmond, VA. His company specializes in new media, PR and influence with an emphasis on digital marketing strategy and reputation management. Jason enjoys keeping active by biking, running and working out on a daily basis. Jason has ran in over twenty running races including the Marine Corps Marathon, Tough Mudder, Richmond Marathon, and Xterra races. Interesting facts about Jason is that he is a music fanatic, in search fro the best macaroni and cheese, and aspiring “mixologist.”