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The Doorstep Mile – Bathtub Half Marathon

Train and exercise are necessary not just for our bodily well being, but it surely helps our psychological well-being too.

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Spending time open air within the contemporary air frequently is without doubt one of the finest methods we will all take care of our well being.  It doesn’t must be a run – a stroll, bike experience or out of doors health class can all have wonderful well being advantages, in case you make your health a precedence and pledge to stick with it – fairly than attempt it as soon as and quit.


Despite the fact that it’s over 8 months till race day – now is an efficient time to begin excited about beginning your coaching, particularly in case you are at present not operating or not energetic.  Use the month of February to begin constructing as much as collaborating usually in some type of train – in order that it turns into a part of your routine.

I’ve taken some inspiration from one of many health teams that I’m a member this week – one of many group informed us a couple of Scandinavian phrase Dørstokkmila – which interprets as ‘The Doorstep Mile’.  This phrase refers back to the first mile that’s outdoors of your entrance door – which is the toughest step and hardest a part of the journey to take.  The barrier is just not actually the doorstep – it’s the reasons we provide you with to justify not stepping outdoors within the first place.  ‘it’s too chilly to run’ ‘my package is within the wash’ ‘the canine chewed my trainers’.

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And sure the winter months may be more difficult – when its darkish and chilly – however in case you discover one thing you want to start with, it makes it simpler to get transferring and make wholesome habits for the longer term. And in case you don’t just like the chilly – put on an additional layer (or three layers) and a hat, gloves and scarf and don’t wait till the ‘good’ climate situations both – earlier than lengthy we are going to all be complaining it’s too scorching!

Discover a native strolling or operating group or signal as much as native occasions that can get you transferring – in case you encourage a pal to return alongside too – you’ll be much less doubtless to surrender earlier than you could have began.  There are many native health teams within the space, for all talents.  And for the primary time there’s a Competition of Wellbeing going down in Bathtub all through February loads of occasions and concepts to get you transferring.

And by the point my subsequent weblog submit comes out – the times shall be longer, the climate shall be warming up and you’ll all hopefully have created a brand new wholesome train behavior.

So step out of your entrance door and take that first mile journey on the trail to wholesome habits*

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Angela MacAusland

Run Coach Angela

* If you’re nonetheless struggling to seek out the motivation to get began – drop me an e-mail [email protected] to rearrange a free no-obligation 15 minute chat to learn the way I could possibly aid you get began.



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