“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
― John Bingham, American marathon runner and author
Running brings about a state of euphoria, where your mind is quiet and your whole body is in a meditative rhythm, where you stop feeling the ache and the breathlessness; it’s where your mind, body and spirit are aligned because of the simple act of running.
But while all this is true, getting that heady feeling can be a task. Deciding to run day after day, finding time and the right motivation for it is hard, which explains the quote at the top. It has stopped a lot of us in our tracks. Which is why we created FirstRun.
We know you want to be fit, but don’t have the time, motivation or even the access to exercise facilities. FirstRun is about getting you started, by providing you with the right motivation thanks to our superb voice coach, and giving you the option of running indoors or outdoors. It’s built for those who have never run in their lives, and also for those who have experienced the joy of running, but have given it up.
Based on Josh Clark’s much-acclaimed Couch to 5K program, the FirstRun app eases you into the routine of running with run- walk combos. Clark’s intention was to make it as user friendly and painless as possible so that it wouldn’t deter new runners.
In just 9 weeks and 27 running days, you can be the runner you always wanted to be, going from the couch to the 5K finish line, just like thousands of other runners have. We promise it will be worth the effort, but if you still have doubts and questions, this blog is just for you.
And if you want to go further than a 5K, we have you covered as well. With our brand new paid 10K running program, you will be able to compete in events such as the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the upcoming TCS World 10K in Bangalore on May 17. In just 12 weeks, and 48 running days you will be fit and ready for any 10K challenge.
Keep coming back to find out more about why you should keep running. Time to lace up!
Main image: Mike Baird