Now that you’ve got your reason, it’s time to get running.
For some of you, it’s as easy as throwing on your snazzy new 2XU HBF Run T-shirt and pounding the pavement.
For the rest of us, it’s a bit harder.
So here are some tips I found to get into the swing of things and feel good about it, too.
I’m no expert on running, but Sue O’Brien from UWA Sport sure is. In fact, she ran eight marathons, in eight countries, *big breath* in EIGHT weeks with her husband, Andrew.
Sue says running with a partner can actually have a load of benefits. So buddy up with your partner, a family member, friend or colleague to beat those PBs together!
They’ll also stop you thinking about how much you’d rather be on the couch watching The Voice.
It’s important to find a place where you feel safe and actually ENJOY running.
If they’re not already, smartphones can be your best friend.
Perth has some great outdoor fitness groups that you can join. And would you looky here, I’ve even done the Googling for you:
The HBF Run is all about running for a reason. Whether it’s for him, for her, for them or simply for yourself, having that reason in the back of your mind is one of the best kinds of encouragement.
Need a bit more of a boost? Check out Perth’s favourite hypnotist Matt Hale’s weekly Mind Hacks on the HBF Run Facebook page; he has some great tips on how to get yourself over that finish line, too.
Trust me – you’ll be finishing your run feeling like “yasss” instead of “urghhh” in no time!