Be inspired by the Olympics
Many of you have probably been watching the Rio 2016 Olympics where Team GB have been winning medals by the bucketful, with plenty of Golds among them. Years and years of training, early morning starts and missing out on a social life not to mention the sweat, physical and mental pain gone through, can all be rewarded in a matter of seconds. Personal Bests can mean as much as a medal.
You may have seen Mo Farah who fell over during his 10,000m race but barely missing a second, he got back up again. He said he thought his Olympic dream may be over, but he dug deep and carried on to win the Gold medal.
Now most of us won't be Olympic athletes, but maybe you have been inspired to take a bit more exercise, which we know is a great way to improve our physical and mental wellbeing. You don't need to do 10,000m at speed like Mo, a gentle walk in your nearest park lasting 20 - 30 minutes about three times a week is really good for you. If you're up for a bit more, you may have heard of Park Run where people meet up in their local area of open space on Saturday mornings all over the UK for a 5K run. They are FREE, open to all, safe and easy to take part in.
Or maybe you have been inspired by watching other Gold medalists, like Laura Trott and her team mates, to take up a new sport. Find a local club or visit your local sports centre, council run ones are usually cheaper.
We understand sometimes it is hard to get yourself going, especially if you are dealing with depression and anxiety, but meeting new people and getting fit can really help. And if like Mo Farah you fall, do your best to get back up again, you can still run your own race and win.
Enjoy the rest of the Olympics and if you need some help running your own personal race, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Options.