The #1 Reason You are Scared to Start Running

Where are my non-runner friends are?? This post


If someone were to ask you why you don’t run, you would probably be able to list off several reasons why the sport isn’t for you, and the one commonality between all your reasons– you.


Wait, what?


I know. That sounds super drastic, but bear with me.


You are not alone in this. We tend to be our own worst enemy. Change is scary, humans don’t deal well with change, and frankly, we are afraid to fail. So instead of trying something new, something that might be scary and uncomfortable, we just don’t do it. Sound familiar to anyone?


I was afraid to start running. I had an image built up in my head of what a runner looked like, and I was no where close to that image. I thought I was too “big”, too slow, too inexperienced. I thought I would look silly. I thought others would judge me. I thought there was no way the girl who dreaded gym class and was usually the last person to finish the timed mile could ever be a runner.


But you know what? I was wrong. On all counts.


Running is not a one-size-fits-all sport. Runners come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds. No one judged me. Instead, quite the opposite. People were encouraged and motivated by this non-runner turned runner. Seriously, how awesome is that??


Summer 2010 - My First 5K

Summer 2010 – My First 5K!

Summer 2016 - TaTa Trot 5K

Summer 2016 – TaTa Trot 5K


I wish someone would have knocked some sense into me sooner.


Running has, quite literally, saved my life. If you caught my “why story” recently– you know exactly what I mean.


So let me ask you this– what are you doing to prevent yourself from taking the leap into running?

. Negative self talk?

. Comparison to others?

. Are you letting your health concerns get in the way?

. Do you assume that you are too sick, too tired, too overweight to start running?


Get out of your head.


You can do it. And if you don’t believe me– we need to have a chat 🙂


Crawl, walk, run– what ever you need to do to build yourself up to it. Running is about heart, soul, and grit. No one cares about your pace, your distance, or what you look like. Although cute running skirts will always get high fives from me!


Running can save your life.


Stop holding yourself back. Stop being your biggest barrier to your health and fitness.


You are worth it. You deserve to feel great every day.


If you are not sure where or how to start you can download my top tips to use running to prevent, manage, reduce and reverse your health concerns through running.


It is never too late to make a positive change. And running might just be the medicine the doctor ordered.



♥amanda maureen