If I told you 6 months ago that we would be forced to stay under lockdown or quarantine for an undetermined amount of days to help prevent an incurable virus from wiping out 50% of the world’s population?
You would probably have had my head checked in at the psychiatric baggage claim!
And yet somehow here we are…
Now I know some of you might be scared of what the next few months might have in store for us, some of you might be thankful for a well earned break… While some of you might be scared of the break in your routine.
Annnnnd some of you might just be happy not to have to go work and see your boss for a few weeks.
But if you are a fellow fitness freak like us, the notion of not being able to hit the gym or attend your weekly yoga or pilates class is a terrifying concept.
Unfortunately, this is our current reality…
And depending on where in the world you’re based and the extent of the pandemic outbreak in your specific area; we’re all facing different levels of daily freedoms. Some of us are stuck in our homes not being able to leave at all, while some are allowed to be outside for a couple of hours a day.
This makes exercising quite impractical and limited in terms of variety. Now for me personally, 98% of my training or activity happens in a gym. But with the current status quo I needed to reevaluate my training and come up with a solution quickly.
That is when I started thinking about running again. I mean, it’s simple, put on some running shoes, grab your ipod and hit the road. So I did…
And I failed miserably! I lasted all of 11 minutes and 26 seconds before I realized I might have misjudged the extent of my current abilities. And that had me thinking, how many people out there will be attempting to start running during this period?
Probably quite a bit. Now for me being a professional in the industry, I immediately knew the answers to the following questions regarding my sad attempt at a run:
What went wrong?
And how do I fix it?
But for you guys, who are just trying to get a workout in every other day, it might not be so simple. It might lead to you getting discouraged and we couldn’t let that happen. And thus the idea of this article was born:
How to Start Running : Quarantine Edition
Okay, so this is how it’s going to work. We will be breaking down various steps on how to go from couch potato to king or queen of the road. That being said, the following points are generalized suggestions for someone that hasn’t done any running in a while. But feel free to add and or change the steps as needed for your individual preference.
All in all these steps will help you get up and get running. Most people usually don’t know where to start so they end not starting at all. But luckily for you, WE have given you the basic tools to hit the road asap. And despite all the uncertainty in the world right now, one thing remains … WE can always go for a run.