#fitgotreal

There are many barriers as to why people do not exercise and I spend a huge proportion of my job as a running coach trying to break down these barriers. Most of the time it works and I watch people achieve things that they never thought would be possible.

I asked RunVerity members what they’d wish they’d known when they first started running…here’s some of their answers


That the first 5 minutes would always be hard and my breathing would settle and I didn’t need to stop
It’s harder then you think but soooo worth it
It’s not all about the time, it’s the fact that you are out there doing it.
That my body is more awesome than I thought and it CAN!
that you don’t have to be a fast or long distance runner to enjoy running, just enjoy getting out there
To not be afraid and to have understood that running is for everyone, not just the elite superfit!
That it’s ok to be slow, and it’s ok to walk when you need to, and that you will always be supported no matter your speed
That all race photographers would agree amongst themselves to delete any good photos of me, and only upload the ones where I look like I’m not moving at all, or i’m about to be sick.