Ask the Race Director – LA Roadrunners

Turn off the computer and get out of the house

Whatever motivation you use to get off the couch and back on the roads is the right one.  I recently ended a habit I’ve struggled with over the years, and the secret for me was only focusing on not doing that habit today!   Not a new concept, but one that can help end a bad habit, or perhaps start a new one.  So turn the PDA or computer off, stand up, grab your house keys, and get out of the house.  Spend 30 minutes walking in your neighborhood, or around the local park, or walk up to the mall and back.  Start the good habit today. And when you’re done, you’ve made the commitment to create a new habit today that can change your life for the better. 

As for tomorrow and next week, we’ve got a program that can help you get out of the house, and keep you motivated.  We meet every Saturday morning, almost 2,000 of us, and we’re all trying to do better for that one day.  And during the week, we’ll provide you a schedule that keeps you going.

The LA Roadrunners is arguably one of the best marathon training programs in the US.  The program starts on September 11 with locations in Venice and Chino Hills and provides training schedules for advanced, intermediate and beginners!  There are 3 distinct styles:  Run, Run/Walk and Walk, and within those styles there  are 20 separate pace groups, so I’m sure there’s one just right for you. 

So sign up today and begin the journey of a lifetime, and all you need to do is start today.  We’ll help you tomorrow and for the next 30 weeks.

Nick Curl

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015