Start Now. And Fall Down. And Keep Going.
Possibly one of the greatest joys of being a child was having a vast expanse of hobbies, activities, sports, and experiences to explore. What were you a natural at? What came easier than other things? What was so dreadfully difficult that you quit? What was something difficult that you preserved through?
The thing is-we still have this power as adults. We have the power to try new things, push ourselves, fall down, and try again. Now-chances are, if you are in the functional fitness space, you’ve already got a bit more grit than most. You a) Were a bad ass by walking into that first gym however many days, weeks, or years ago and b) You actually came back after that first workout. But what now?
Although our brand of fitness is built on the principle of constant variance-of conditioning our body to respond quickly, and adeptly to the unknown, how much ‘unknown’ are you incorporating into your life?
The Unknown & Running
For the sake of this piece, let’s talk about running. The number of times we hear on a daily basis in the gym “I’m not a good runner. Can I row instead? The run is what slowed me down. I just hate running” Pause. Humans were built to run. In the most watered down, non scientific way of saying this, we are natural born endurance athletes. We are not natural born FRAN-ers (new term I just made up). Yet why is it that we approach Fran with a can-do attitude and a 400m run in a workout with an** oh shit** attitude.
If you have read this far (thank you!!), my advice to you is to start now. Fail. And Keep going. Want to work on your running? Use our 4 week training plan as a guide.