Wednesday, August 14, 2013

You think I can really do this?

One of the questions we get asked a lot is "Do you think I can really do this?" Short answer is yes. 


I completely, totally, 100 % believe that everybody is capable of running. I truly believe that anybody can do it. Is running for everybody? No. Do I believe that you can do it? I do. Of course, there are always medical conditions where physically people are unable, this is not what I am talking about. With a little bit of intention, motivation, a training plan, and the courage to put yourself out there to reach your goals, you can be a runner. I might not be able to swing a tennis racket, throw a ball, or shoot hoops, but I can put one foot in front of the other and you can too. You don't have to be 'an athlete', super thin or fast. Start out walking, then jogging, then running, even a slow run. Will it be hard? Yes! But, CAN you do it? YES!


I think that is one of the things that drew Girls Run the 901 together. Six girls with lofty goals for themselves in running and we figured out we could actually achieve them and enjoy it! Something I have always loved about this sport is people watching at races. Runners are such a diverse group of people and I always feel so proud to be a small part of the running community. I love that no matter your shape, height, age, or quickness, everybody is capable of being out there and getting a run in!

There are so many organizations within the Memphis community believe you can do it as well. If you truly have a desire to get out there and figure out the best way to get started there are so many resources in Memphis to help you get there and get started. Even once you get started, groups runs or a running buddy have a way of keeping you accountable and for some make the run more enjoyable. Tomorrow, we will share with you some of the resources in the 901, online, etc to get you going on the right track.

Until then, please know WE BELIEVE IN YOU and absolutely, without a doubt, think you can be a runner.


4 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! We can do anything we decide to do!

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    1. agreed, Lauren! I think we all surprise ourselves sometimes!

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  2. Great post Janell! I truly believe anyone can be a runner too! I love your positive attitude!

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    1. Thanks so much! A lot of the time I need to take the advice myself as well! :)

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