I’m the first to admit that I’m not really a runner. I’m an arm pumpin’ torso twistin 80s era power-walker who just happens to bend her knees and pick her feet up off the ground a quicker pace. Yeah. Ok, I admit I’m a convert. But still, I admit that the very thought of running makes me nauseated, my knees begin to hurt and all I can see is the finish line in that far-far-far-far off distance. I shutter at the word distance. But enough about that, I’m suppose to be motivating  you to run right. So here goes.

Once you start movin, you’ll find out why you did it in the first place, when that motivation takes over there’s a sudden rush of adrenaline that propels you into this cocky nirvana and has you thinkin’ you could climb Mount Everest. Ok maybe that’s just me. At any rate, when you reach YOUR finish line, whether it’s 1 mile, 3 miles or 26 miles, it’s priceless.

I love the Reebok marketing theme: #ReebokIgnite2014 it’s all about reigniting the goals you set, and then proving to yourself that you are fully capable of accomplishing them one step at a time. You’ll show yourself how to #livewithfire and create a spark of inspiration everywhere you go!

You got this, whether it’s walking your first 5K, running, becoming a runner, distance walker, woggers and the like.

I’ve set the spark and it’s your move!!!

On your mark, get set, go…

Let’s get geared up to run!

  • You need good shoes. Scratch that, you need GREAT SHOES! 

That’s your first step! See what I did there! (wink)

My Running Shoe is the new ZQuick

Z Quick: Unnaturally quick

Get a 10% discount on all Reebok Gear here

  • You need Great Music! get a playlist that will seriously get you movin’.

My current playlist: anything by Tobymac, Group One Crew, Maroon 5, Chemical Brothers, Bruno Mars, india.aire, Israel Houghton, old school (ehem REAL) hip-hop, Mary Mary, Coko, J.Moss, De La Soul, Kiki Sheard, Becka Shae, Need To Breathe, Sanctus Real, Third Day, Michelle Bonilla, Franchesca Battistelli, Da Truth, KJ-52, Michael Jackson, just to name a few

  • Great Training Plan:
    • If you have a smart phone there are tons of great running apps that will actually coach you on your run. I’m currently using MapMyRun which tells me distance & pace and allows me to listen to my own playlist while I’m running!

Women’s Running Magazine

Christian Runner’s

Runner’s World

Run-Walk Program – (Perfect for beginners)

Jeff Galloway Half-Marathon Training

Hal Higdon Training plans