The second annual Run for Kids 5k is just 10 days away! For those of you who are unsure if you’re up for 3.1 miles, our resident fitness expert, Justin Jones, offers some tips and tricks for getting ready in a hurry. Use the guidelines to get your workout plan in place, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter (@changeforkids) for the next 10 days. He’ll be tweeting encouragement, advice and helpful reminders. Already excited about the awesome t-shirt you get at the finish line? REGISTER NOW for Run for Kids.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
SCHEDULE – Try to schedule the workout times for your training now. Over the next ten days, train seven days with three off-days. Get out of bed one morning and see how it feels to do 20 minutes at the gym or go for a jog outside. Maybe try skipping happy hour one day for a workout instead. Invite a friend to train or walk with you. You can base it around a play date and walk or jog together and then play soccer or shoot basketballs afterward.
I tell my students to know what they’re eating and make sure they play every day. I also say, “I hope you’ll be getting better by the next time I see you,” so make sure you pat yourself on the back if you’re able to stick to your commitment or schedule. You could even make a little check-off chart for the next two weeks if that works for you.