Learning To Run

As long as I can remember, even before becoming a Mum, I have struggled with exercise. I am the type of person who will not continue to do something if I don’t enjoy it. I’ve gone through plenty of gym memberships, starting off in the beginning month or so attending all the classes until my motivation finally wears off and I come up with some excuse as to why I should cancel my membership. I vow never to sign up to a gym ever again.

Learn to Run
I’ve tried the walking, the running, bike riding…I can never follow through. I marvel at friends and acquaintances posting their achievements of running races and half marathons. I want to do that too.  I want to run and run properly, I want to learn how to get past that 2km mark, I want to learn how to breathe but I just haven’t known how to. I used to be a runner, but that was back when I was 17!

Exercise and specifically running isn’t about losing weight for me, it’s about getting my energy and clarity of mind back. I know how good I feel after exercise and the amazing impact it has on my mental health, yet I still can’t seem to use this experience as a motivator.

So what am I doing about it? I’m doing a Learn to Run course in September with Operation Move. And I figure that if I blog about it, I’m accountable to you and so I’m going to keep updates.

I joined the Operation Move community a couple of weeks back and I although I haven’t started my running course yet, the women in there are amazing! I posted this question in the private Facebook group and the encouragement from women I didn’t even know as really egged me on.

OK so I’m planning to sign up to do the Learn to Run in September but I’m so scared of failing just like I have with all the other exercise I’ve tried to do because I can never seem to follow through. Did anyone else feel the same way? It’s like my mind is tricking me to come up with some excuse not to do it. I’m also worried when I’ll fit everything in as I’m always so busy (and tired)! help!

Sound familiar?

Women responded to my call for help and told me they felt exactly the same way and how doing the Learn to Run course has changed their lives and they are running distances they’d never imagined.

If they can do it, so can I.

I start the course on the 1st of September. Follow my journey and perhaps you could start your own. You can visit Operation Move here.

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is self-employed as a content writer, copywriter and social media manager and is a Mum to her seven-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, five chickens, Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily, mid-renovation, in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. August 11, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Good on you, Eva! If this is something you want to do (not just something you think you should do), then you will do it and do it well. x

  2. August 11, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Good luck with it! I’m not sure why, but for me running is the only kind of exercise I’ve ever taken too. Took me ages for it to finally click, but when it did I was addicted. I like the solitude, and I like the opportunity to listen to music and get some fresh air too. WIsh I could go out right now!

  3. August 11, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I’ve only really started exercising in any way shape or form in the past twelve to eighteen months – walking, and bike riding. I don’t think I’m up to running but never say never! I will be following your journey with interest 😉

    visiting from #teamIBOT x

  4. August 11, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Good on you! Run Eva run! I like to run, wish I could do it better, but am happy to just be moving at this stage.

  5. August 13, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    I’ve never really enjoyed running. I tried it a few years ago, and I can see its positives, but it’s not something I’ve ever really stuck with.
    I’ve also got a dodgy ankle, so that makes me hesitant to try too much.
    Good luck with it though. I’m excited that you’re doing it. 🙂