Lifter Turned Runner? | Trying New Things

lifter turned runner

I don’t know what happened. One minute, I am enjoying lunch with my husband, dad, & sister. The next minute, I am registering for a 15K run. What? I am not a runner. Well, I can sprint. For very short distances. I actually enjoy interval training. But long distance (aka more than 3 miles)? Negative. I am a lifter. I am probably going to die. But… your girl is registered & she is going to do this thing.

You are most likely wondering why I am subjecting myself to this kind of torture. I haven’t run more than 5 miles… like, ever. It’s a new challenge for me… which provides me with a new sense of determination & excitement. My husband has run three half marathons, & my dad has run at least one 15k. So why can’t I? I can. I will. I don’t care if I suck at long-distance running; I will train & prepare until I achieve my goal.

Trying new things can be scary. But the positive side effects of venturing out & giving your all to experiencing or accomplishing something different can be endless. I cannot wait to prove to myself that I can run this sucker. Also? I just found my cardio for my cut starting soon (watch my last video here). Running 3-4 times per week with Aaron also gives us more time together. The cherry on top? Longer runs equals more food, which equals smaller deficit. Obviously that equals a very happy Lauren. 😉

Conclusion: Get out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Challenge yourself. It will not only create excitement, it will make you a stronger & wiser individual. Even if you decide it’s not for you, I guarantee you will take away something valuable from the experience. Will I become a lifter turned runner? Most likely I will still not enjoy running after this race, but there is a chance I turn into a marathon-loving machine (albeit not likely!). I will still get an awesome memory with my dad & husband out of it, & another goal I set for myself will be accomplished. Sounds like a win win to me.

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What new things do you want to try? Have you already set a new challenge for yourself? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below! Also, for my runners out there… help a girl out! I plan on mostly following a shortened version of this training plan (only 7 weeks til the race), but all suggestions are welcome & appreciated! 🙂 Thanks so much, let’s make it a great week!

Eat. Love. Lift

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4 comments

  1. You hit the nail on the head with the memories you’ll be making in the process. I started walking 5k’s with my son which led to Warrior Dash’s, Tough Mudders and Spartan races for us both…I’d have never dreamed I could do these things. I used an app called 10K Runner and it worked fantastic as a “trainer”for someone like me who couldn’t/wouldn’t/shouldn’t run, lol! All the best Lauren…you’ll crush it like a boss I’m sure!

  2. Yes!! I love trying new things! Today I had my third Aerial Yoga class and finally mastered a move (yay!) Next is cycling!!!

  3. Run Lauren, run…but don’t fall down!!
    Papaw & Gigi are very proud of you and will look forward to hearing about he race!

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