Getting “race day ready” for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is on Saturday, October 7 this year at Regions Field in Birmingham, AL, and I know I’m going to see many Survivors, families, and friends there. Hopefully you (yes, you reading this) will be attending. So, how do you transition from attending to participating?

Maybe you’re like I was, with no prior experience walking or running 3.1 miles! That seemed like a very daunting number. 3 miles? That’s as far as my house to the grocery store! One of my friends had told me about the Couch-to-5K® program, and how it helped her train for a 5K without being overwhelming. She was right! This program is now an app you can get from the App Store on your smartphone, but you can also find the program online in picture format that you can print out or copy to a notecard, which is what I did. The program starts out with mostly walking, which gradually switches to all jogging by the end of the program. Without this resource I definitely would’ve burned myself out by trying to do too much at once!

Need some motivation to stick with the program? Find yourself a buddy and register for the race here! Once you register for the race you’ll feel more obligated to stick to the program. Can’t wait to see you there!

-Kayla Lewis, BS

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