Welcome back to Jenny’s Jog Blog! Unfortunately for you guys, you’ll now have the chance to read regular updates from me as we build up towards the 2016 Worcester City 10km 18th September 2016 is the date you need to put in your diary, so go and type it or write it down NOW! Last years event was fantastic, and still remains my favourite event of the year.. and I do a lot of events. The atmosphere is incredible, the organisation is second to non, and the course means that you can run fast but still take in some beautiful scenery. I don’t need to sell it to you though! If you’re not a complete idiot, you’ll register and be there on the day to see for yourself what I am talking about!
So, what should I write this first Jog Blog on. I guess a good place to start would be to talk about running. Running is, after all is what the Worcester City 10km is all about. The beautiful thing about running is that you don’t need any equipment. You don’t need expensive gym memberships or any qualifications. You only need a (good) pair of trainers and some gym type gear… I wouldn’t advise running in jeans! Even better, the fact that you can run ANYWHERE (yep, I’ve been thrown of nature reserves and golf courses before…) means you have no excuse not to get out and give it a go. Running can be one of the most social activities going. Pal up with a mate, form a group or join a club, the possibilities are endless for a good chat and gossip, whilst clocking up some miles.
We are just about to move into March, which means we are finally waving good bye to the dark mornings and nights (and days!) and hopefully welcoming some sunnier and warmer weather. Running can be tough going in the middle of winter, and the 6am long runs wrapped in every item of clothing you have, whilst in the pitch black can seem tough going. But there is NO excuse any more. Its light in the morning, the temperatures are (usually) above 0 degrees and the nights are kinder. There is no better time to start running if you don’t already.
Set yourself a challenge. Sign up for the Worcester City 10km. Thats 6 and a 1/2 months to really embrace your goal. You don’t have to be Mo Farah, or Paula Radcliffe, you just have to be you. If it means you’re running your first ever 10km, then there is no better place to do so. If it means you want to break a certain time barrier, then you’ve got plenty of time to work towards this.
Whether you are a first timer, or a seasoned professional, everyone can improve, set new goals and challenge themselves. Embrace the moment and the time you’ve got to work towards the 18th September.
Treat yourself to a (late) new year present. Buy a pair of trainers (The Active Foot Company, near Worcester Cathedral is great!) and lace them up! Discover the world on foot. Run miles, with smiles. It’s your time to do something great.
So, thats it for now… I hope I haven’t bored you too much, and that you will (maybe) enjoy reading the next edition of Jenny’s Jog Blog sometime soon. For now, sign up, get out and have fun!
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