When I first thought about running a marathon, I didn’t believe that I could do it. I couldn’t even run a mile at that point – how would I ever run 26.2 of them! But, since “Run a Marathon” was on my life’s to-do list, I went outside and ran until I couldn’t run any longer. That got me about half way down the block. The next day I couldn’t walk, much less run, but I went out and ran a few blocks further. Then, more and more until I could run a mile, then two. Pretty soon I was able to run five or six miles without stopping. And about eight months after that first time I had gone out running, I ran my first marathon. I followed a schedule similar to the one I published yesterday and just stuck to it.
So, even if you are not a runner but you want to be, just resolve to get up, get outside and start runing! And remember that even a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Now go out there and take that first step!
*Please remember that if you have health concerns, you may want to consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program.