How I Got Into Running


Lately I’ve been getting back into running. I don’t work out consistently and I am definitely not a runner so this has come as a surprise for me that I am starting to enjoy it! If I can be honest, I think I am finding such enjoyment out of it because its a quick activity that gets my heart rate up, makes me feel like I’m actually working hard, and most importantly, something I can do with Reagan and/or the dogs. Since running has never come easy for me–well I shouldn’t say it comes easy for anyone, I mean it hasn’t been an activity where I get the “runners high” and want to keep going. If anything, I usually can’t wait for the moment when I can stop running. Haha.

Which brings me to–  The Jeff Galloway training. Not only is his training healthy for your body while running, it also helps your pace/ distance and fatigue. His method is designed for run/walk/run interval training. For example, he recommends to run a certain amount of minutes, then walk for X amount of seconds. Right now since I am still a beginner, I don’t focus on pace I focus on distance. I will run for 3 minutes and walk for 1 minute. Once I build up my endurance I plan to run for 4 minutes and walk 30 seconds. 

It may not sound like much, but I know with having a little one who is only getting more active, it’s important for me to find something that gets my heart rate up and keeps me energized, healthy and strong!

What are some of your go-to workouts that help you stay active?

with love, Danielle

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