If there's one thing we know about Perth, it's that you’re all fitness fanatics who love a good fun run. That’s why we’ve teamed up with HBF Run For A Reason to get the lowdown on how you can get on the right track to smash that run on Sunday, 24 May.
If you're not quite ready to conquer the half marathon (same here), then the 12km and 4km runs are calling your name. And with only a few weeks until the big day, we've curated the ultimate lazy person's guide to getting fun run ready.
Find A Buddy
Everything is more fun with friends—drinking, eating, and even exercise. Also, it’s way harder to hit the snooze button when you know your running buddy is standing outside waiting for you. So find some friends, pick a charity to support, and get training. The first person to bail on a training session owes everyone brekkie.
Curate A Playlist
It's a fact that a few bangers will make anyone want to get up and go. Our tip? Make a playlist (or stalk your best muso friend on Spotify and just steal theirs) and get going. Or to really kill two birds with one stone, you could get your audiobook on. Getting smarter and fitter at the same time? We’re in.
Get Off The Couch
So finding friends and music was fun, but turns out you might actually have to do some training now. Don’t freak out, just start small. If you haven’t run in years, now is not the time to try and smash out 10kms on your first go. Alternate between running for one or two minutes and walking for one or two minutes. See if you can do that for 20 minutes. No need to push yourself too hard at the start.
Set Some Goals
It's called a fun run for a reason, so don't forget to do just that. Are you trying to get fit? Trying to raise money? Just trying to get your pals together for a super fun day out? Whatever your reason, set yourself some super realistic goals so you actually stick to them.
So you're smashing your goals? You've raised some cash for charity and you're clocking up the kilometres? Then it's time to treat yourself. Go get yourself a post-workout brekkie, splurge on that massage or treat yourself to some new athleisure wear. Go on, you deserve it.
Lace-Up Your Runners
So you’ve made it to race day, lazy person style, congratulations! Now all you have to do is turn up, run—or walk—the course which is pretty dang beautiful, and enjoy the beats and entertainment along the way. And trust us, when you get across that finish line, you will feel amazing.
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