It takes 30 days to break a bad habit and 90 days to create a healthy sustainable alternative.
I am running the half marathon in six days time. I still kinda can’t believe this. One year ago I was a complete novice runner with no intention of running more than 5k. Then I shared a drive to the Peak District with two friends who are running the actual marathon (again) and something shifted. The following week I challenged myself and ran 10k. This was the furthest I had ever run in my life and it felt pretty great. The week after I signed up for the Brighton half marathon. I have always trusted in my body’s ability to adapt and to strengthen but I have never done anything like this before and yet somehow, I put in the hours and I got here and I am ready.
Running is free and is a form of exercise that can fit around sporadic childcare options. Pounding the street listening to music and interesting podcasts is also great for my mental health. Yesterday I realised something else, that after three months training, I have created myself an actual solid lifestyle change. A small positive shift in behaviour can reap big rewards people!