Post from Spoonful of Sarah: The one fix that changed my running life

This post is originally from Spoonful of Sarah – The one fix that changed my running life by Sarah Holloway

As you may also know, running is not my exercise of choice both because it doesn’t come naturally to me and because I haven’t learnt to savour it like others have. BUT, I am ALL about getting out of my comfort zone, especially in the fitness domain and even more so for a good cause with a bunch of people I adore. I was a Sole Motive ambassador for Run Melbourne last year for this reason and am delighted to be back again owning my discomfort and leading the “non-runners” pushing their boundaries to be part of the day. I love the campaign message #TheRunningTruth – everyone’s running truth is different from complete newbie to elite athlete.

Last year, I winged it and was SO proud to have run the whole 5km without stopping. This year, I’m sticking to 5km but have resolved to give it a more dedicated go. I was lucky enough to have a technique and training session with co-ambassador, Paul MacKinnon (aka The Balanced Runner) to get me started on the right track. I had no idea what to expect but I DEFINITELY didn’t expect to leave with a dramatically different style that was more efficient and…. wait for it…. maybe even ENJOYABLE!? One small change (with more to come, he promises) made the biggest difference and I can’t even imagine what else is to come. Check out the video below to see what happened!

As you may also know, running is not my exercise of choice both because it doesn’t come naturally to me and because I haven’t learnt to savour it like others have. BUT, I am ALL about getting out of my comfort zone, especially in the fitness domain and even more so for a good cause with a bunch of people I adore. I was a Sole Motive ambassador for Run Melbourne last year for this reason and am delighted to be back again owning my discomfort and leading the “non-runners” pushing their boundaries to be part of the day. I love the campaign message #TheRunningTruth – everyone’s running truth is different from complete newbie to elite athlete.

Last year, I winged it and was SO proud to have run the whole 5km without stopping. This year, I’m sticking to 5km but have resolved to give it a more dedicated go. I was lucky enough to have a technique and training session with co-ambassador, Paul MacKinnon (aka The Balanced Runner) to get me started on the right track. I had no idea what to expect but I DEFINITELY didn’t expect to leave with a dramatically different style that was more efficient and…. wait for it…. maybe even ENJOYABLE!? One small change (with more to come, he promises) made the biggest difference and I can’t even imagine what else is to come. Check out the video below to see what happened!

Spoonful of Sarah

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