I once heard a story about legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden who led his teams to 10 NCAA Championships in a 12 year period (including 7 in a row!).
Imagine you are Coach Wooden. How would you approach your players at the start of the new season?
Well... legend has it that at the start of each season, when his team returned from winning the championship, Coach Wooden would start the first practice with the lesson of "today we are going to learn how to tie our shoes". The lesson being that 'no matter where you are in your journey, it is still important to go back to the basics.'. I have tried to find a record of this story and I haven't been able to find it yet. However, I still love the story because it's a humble reminder that we are all beginners at some stage and have room to grow....
Where are you "beginning" in your running/walking journey? Are you a seasoned champion looking to improve or overcome an injury, a rookie who is just getting started, or an aspiring soon to be runner/walker?
If you are a new runner/walker or have been at it for a while now...Do you remember the first time you began running/walking for fun or to get in shape? How did you feel? Were you nervous? Excited?
How did you start? Research a program, buy shoes, join a friend? Or just put on a pair of shoes and go?
As a new or seasoned runner/walker, what are the top 3 things you wish you had known when you first started?
***Please let us know in the comments section your top 3 things "I wish I had known"***
This may be a great reminder for where to get "back to the basics"!
Or maybe you want to start running/walking but haven't started yet because you have some concerns.
As an aspiring runner/walker, what are the top 3 concerns you have about before starting?
***Can you comment below with the top 3 things?***
We would love to answer your questions and get you on the road!
In case you were wondering, there are many different ways to tie your shoes!
Here are some examples and why:
For the best all-around guidance on all things running/walking including shoe fit, type (running and walking), lacing.... Check out Running Wild with locations in Pensacola, Fairhope and even virtual appointments for fitting!
Finally, here's my weekly video on rolling out your calf muscles. Many of us are starting the Frozen Feet challenge with Running Wild. If you are brand new to running/walking, rolling out your muscles is vital for keeping your muscle healthy and ready for your next run/walk!
Please leave your comments below on your top 3 concerns for running/walking! Thank you!