Running is definitely not for everyone, that’s why when making the decision to start running as an activity it can feel difficult to make a proper running routine fit into your busy schedule.
Back when I first started running, I had such a busy life, between family, work, and friends, and to be honest I was not making exercise my priority. Nevertheless, everybody recommends running, as it is an activity that is beneficial for the body and mind, so I grew some courage, to say the least, and it was well worth finding that extra time in the day to go for a run. You will probably find out its way easier than you imagined, that it feels natural and at the end it becomes an essential part of your life.
Join a group
I understand that starting a new routine or a new exercise regime can feel a bit intimidating, so, if you have questions about the process or can not really find the motivation needed to get started, I recommend you join a running group, as it will help you boost your confidence. There are probably several running groups in your area that you do not know of, so you should take a look and you will be able to find them with different ability levels and various goals. Just make sure to choose the one that feels right for you, not only when it comes to your running endurance and abilities, but also the team spirit. Joining a running group, and I talk from my own experience, not only lets you find the energy and support from others but is also definitely a great way to socialize and meet new people. It also allows you to have direct access to face-to-face advices and a pool of information from people that have been doing this for quite some time, to enjoy tips from what should you do before start running, to which are the best routes in the area to run.
Run a race
This is one of the ways to also make sure you stay committed to this activity, signing up for a sponsored run or a race. It does not have to be a marathon or something big, remember you are starting at this, so you could maybe sign up for a race for life for like a cancer foundation. This event has different ranks starting with 5ks, an obstacle course for children, group races, and 10ks.
Signing up for these type of races will give you a tangible goal to work towards and an extra reason not to back out of training, allowing you as well to make running more than just about yourself, as races like these and many others have, as their main focus, fundraising programs for good causes and charities. So, think, is there any cause you are passionate about? I invite you to use that passion to propel your conviction and help you achieve your running goals.