Become a Runner

Whether you clicked that little button because running is something you’ve always wanted to do, something you used to do or something you really never ever wanted to do but you feel like you’ve got to do something, you’ve come to the right place.

And let me ease your mind right from the get go here. It’s not going to take you 2 hours a day, 7 days a week or more pain than childbirth. It’s not going to take super expensive fancy running clothes made up of hi tech wicking fabric or running shoes that can talk to your ipod. It’s not even going to take a whole heck of a lot of courage or confidence to get you started, but it is going to take a little bit of commitment. Not necessarily of the I am going to adopt a child type, more like the ok I’ll put my kid in t-ball this summer sort of commitment.

The program (and tips) I’m about to lay out for you is one in the same that I’ve shared with a few friends and family members, both the ones who were nervously standing on the deck dipping a toe in the water trying to decide whether or not they wanted to get in the pool and the ones who came tearing out of the locker rooms ready to cannon ball right in. Because to start running from scratch is the same for everybody, one foot in front of the other, a little bit at a time and a little bit farther or a little bit faster the next time.

Being that I am not a doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse, nutritionist, or running coach and that it’s highly likely I do not know you and thus can not accurately assess your physical condition, I feel obligated to remind you that before starting this (or any) exercise program, it would be wise to be evaluated by your own physician to determine whether or not you are physically capable of proceeding.  If you can find a physician who’s a runner, that’s an extra plus.  The decision to take this on is your own.

Should you decide to go forward the following links will get you on your way:

3 Steps to Getting Started Simply

3 Days, 3 Months, 3 Miles Training Plan

Do’s & Don’ts for a new runner



And if you decide to take that seemingly giant leap (though I promise you, it’s much more like a teeny tiny baby step) to become a runner and complete the 3-3-3 training program, be sure to contact me at I certainly want to hear your story, but I also want to send you something to celebrate your accomplishment. I don’t know what exactly, but I figure I’ve got at least 3 months now to figure it out. So, I’ll get thinking. In the meantime, happy running!