WANNA BE A RUNNER? LET'S GO!
So, you want to start running. It could be your first 5K or 10K. Your buddies talked you into working out with them or you just want to start running because you want to be in better shape and drop a few pounds. Whatever the reason, it is THE easiest sport to start other than "speed walking" . . .LOL! OK, I think I am funny!

Running is a great sport and it is fairly easy to start, yet many of us go out there, run around the block like we are crazy maniacs and then we done with running all together. You CAN NOT do that! First of all, you will ruin the taste of the sport AND you could hurt yourself as well.

First, you have to get the right shoes! Check out Road Runner Sports for all types of running shoes and find one that will fit your budget AND your workout! You have plenty of time to work your way up to the expensive shoes once you decide, hey, this IS the sport for me.

Next, the proper running clothes! Now I will lean you towards DIRTY RED GEAR in a heart beat . . .so go check it out at http://www.dirtyredgear.com! In the meantime, make sure you wear something light in color and weight so you will not overheat!

Third, find a path, partner and music to get you through the run. If you wear earphones, PLEASE make sure you wear it in only ONE ear for safety reasons and carry your cell phone in your pocket or fanny pack! Also, stay hydrated and bring your water!

Last, just put one foot in front of the other and go! Now, following the workout below to gradually get you started and then watch the video to start working and building muscle to get a fuller workout! The first week, just try and finish a 15-20 minutes run/walk method and then work yourself from there! Let's GO!

Week One:
Monday- Run/Jog 2 minutes /Walk 1 minute (REPEAT 6-7 times)
Tuesday- Walk for 2 minutes /Jog for 2 minutes (REPEAT 5 times)
Wednesday- Brisk Walk for 20 minutes (take a family member or your four legged friend)
Thursday- Walk for 2 minutes /Jog for 2 minutes (REPEAT 5 times)
Friday- Run/Jog 3 minutes / Walk 1 minute (REPEAT 6 times)
Saturday- Cross training by riding your bike or taking another Brisk 30 minute walk outside or around your favorite mall.
Sunday is rest day!

**Make sure you are breathing a little heavier than normal when walking.
These walks are BRISK! **

Week Two:
Monday- Run/Jog 3 minutes /Walk 1 minute (REPEAT 6-7 times)
Tuesday- Walk for 3 minutes /Jog for 3 minutes (REPEAT 5 times)
Wednesday- Brisk Walk for 20 minutes (take a family member or your four legged friend)
Thursday- Walk for 1 minutes /Jog for 2 minutes (REPEAT 6 times)
Friday- Run/Jog 4 minutes / Walk 1-1 1/2 minute (REPEAT 6 times)
Saturday- Cross training by riding your bike or taking another Brisk 30 minute walk outside or around your favorite mall.
Sunday is rest day!
Work on Building Muscle on Tuesdays and Thursdays!