- Jenn Gill
Running with a group can be just what you need to keep you motivated to run. Making a date with a group of people will increase your likelihood of actually getting your runs in. When you make an appointment for the doctor or dentist, you keep it, right? Well, think of your running date in the same way; an appointment that will keep you healthy and feeling great. Exercise is part of your health plan.
In addition to the standing appointment, running with a group is highly motivating. There is no one there that will stand in the way of reaching your goal. Everyone there is there to support you, cheer you on when you need it and be there for you when you reach your goal. As adults, there are very few opportunities to have a cheering section in life. Yes, our friends and families are our support system, but a running group is like a family. They are there for you through thick and thin, lifting you up when you need it and sharing special moments when you accomplish your goals!
For the beginner runner, starting out with a group helps pave the way to a long running career. You are more likely to run regularly and learn the proper running do's and don'ts. You are more likely to have fun. And that's what running is all about. If it's fun, you're more likely to do it. Our No Boundaries Coach to 5K program is a great way to get started. You will get information about running form, staying injury-free, how to hydrate and eat well and so much more. Many of our No Boundaries alumni have become life-long runners, completing 10K's, half marathons, full marathons and triathlons. Friendships are made, and traditions are formed through our running programs. You just can't get that on your own.
In addition to our training programs, consider joining our FFSRC (Fleet Feet Sports Run/Walk Club) every Thursday evening at 6:30PM or Saturday morning at 9:30AM. We often have events, refreshments, games, crazy themes and more!
Whether you run with an organized group or just a couple of friends you've met along the way, running with a group can keep you moving and ready to meet your running goals!