I saw this posted on the RRCA certified coaches’ Facebook page and thought I’d share:
What did I give up to start living a healthy lifestyle and start running?
I had to give up feeling like crap all the time
I had to give up hating myself when I looked in the mirror
I had to give up feeling like I was going to have a heart attack after climbing stairs
I had to give up wondering if I was going to live to see 50
I had to give up self doubt
I had to give up high cholesterol and triglycerides
I had to give up weakness and fear.
I had to give up buying expensive, ugly clothes because they were the only ones in my size.
I had to give up hiding behind something when getting my picture taken.
I had to give up getting sick a lot.
I had to give up shortness of breath just tying my shoes.
I had to give up sleep apnea.
I had to give up scaring my wife because I quit breathing while I slept
I had to give up not having much of a future
and worst of all…..
I had to give up giving up.
yup, I lost a lot in this journey… poor me.
I look at what an unhealthy lifestyle did to me and how much i was robbed of my life, it looks like I lost the bad and adopted the best thing going.
Quit…and do what? Go back to “normal”? Normal is what got me to where I was.
That kind of living is totally abnormal to me now and there is no going back. I love my new life.
It may seem like a sacrifice now, but the payoff is huge. After a while, you will look back and laugh at what you thought was such a big thing that you had to give up and it really wasn’t a loss at all.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose..
Go for a run, you wont miss a thing……
You’ve read all of the articles in Runner’s World, Running Times, on running websites and Facebook pages. Yes, having a running coach helps tremendously in your quest to improve your running. Even if the goal is to enjoy running more, a coach can help.
If the coach is like me, he or she will be certified (I am through the Road Runners Club of America), will take the time to do a detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses, and from learning all about your running habits and goals, create a plan to get you going on that journey.
No one has ever achieved greatness on their own. Did you change your own diaper when you were a baby? Sounds disgusting but you get my point. Leave your comfort zone. Hire a coach.
“Oh it’s too expensive!” You probably will be surprised how you can’t afford not to hire a coach if you really want to get better at running or improve your fitness. Talk to me about your goals and limitations and I can help find the right way to go about this. How much money do you waste on things that are actually taking you farther away from your goal? Bad food, too much alcohol, buying clothes that you really don’t need. I’m sure we can find a way to budget this if you really want it bad enough.
Once you make that leap to finally go after that fastest race ever, first half or full marathon, even finish your first 5K, what else is it going to cost you? Some time and effort. A coach can only put the plan in place and motivate you. He or she cannot run for you or do the work. I will motivate the heck out of you and make you want to work hard, but you still have to do it. That means sometimes getting out of that warm comfortable bed and getting outside to run. You have to commit to doing what was prescribed. That also includes ancillary work outside of running. I usually give strength exercises to help with whatever weaknesses I found on day one. I guarantee it will be worth every penny! You can make time to get it done. There is a way. I work with busy people all of the time. I work with single parents who have to juggle their lives.
The end result? A happier, more self confident, and awesome person. You will set an example for your children, spouse, parents, or YOU! Show yourself you can do it. Be healthy for your loved ones or just for your piece of mind. You become happier you will make them happier.
I can coach you in person, in a group, or online from anywhere in the world.
How do I make this leap? Several ways.
-Send me an email at email@example.com with your intentions or questions. No I will not come through the internet and bite you. No I will not share your email address with anyone else. I respect your privacy.
-You can also find me on October 3rd at the OctoHalf Half Marathon expo from 10AM to 4PM. This is held at the Hatfield Township Rocktoberfest, John S. Clemens Memorial Park, Fairgrounds Rd. at Clemens Rd in Hatfield. Even if you’re not running the race come find my booth and get to know me.
-Set up a personal meeting, we can find a day and time where I will run with you, or just sit and chat about your goals. How do you know you will like your coach unless you meet him or her?
-Look for upcoming group information sessions. If enough of you are interested I will set up a time and place and meet with your group or a group of individuals who want more information. If this interests you please contact me. I will post any information meetings on this website and my Facebook page.
For any of these options contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!!! Make that leap, finally! You deserve it! Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to start!
Hi Run Your Best Race family and interested onlookers.
Tuesday we’ll be at Heebner Park and Thursday at School Rd Park, both at 6PM (bring reflective gear, headlamps, whatever you have to stay safe).
Sunday is Octorun 13K, a great race to run and automatic PR if you’ve never run a 13K before. Come meet up before and after the race. Even if you’re not running come cheer us on.
In the next two or three weeks I will be opening up the opportunity for morning runs for those that can’t do evenings.
Coming soon: Flash 5K/1 mile run and group running to and from a nearby pub.
If anyone is interested in purchasing Run Your best Race apparel, please see or contact me. I want to put an order in for long sleeved shirts for fall/winter/spring running. I need at least 10 shirts to order.
Run Your Best Race started twice weekly group runs this past week. We had a wide range of ages and runner ability which is nice! Come on out and see how much fun we have. No obligation to try it out. I guarantee you’ll make a new friend or two. This Tuesday we will meet at 6PM at Parkside Place in Upper Gwynedd Township. the plan is to move the meeting place for the runs so that everyone gets to run closer to where they live or work. Once we see who is coming regularly we will move the meeting place.
Also we will try to make Thursday a night for those training for upcoming races to get some speed work in. Coach Glenn will offer his advice on length and pace of the speed work based on your recent past and current goal race.
Email Coach Glenn with questions at email@example.com
Please give us a try if you love running or want to learn or get better! Individual training is also available.