So, I will be the first to admit that I am not a runner by trade, but I decided to do something a little of character and go from couch to 5K in 8 weeks. I really try to get outside and do something in the realm of exercise everyday. Some days, I have to count walking to my car as exercise, but most days, I find a bit of time for me. What makes it easier for me to do this? Two things, actually. First (and this will be important for Augusta, GA locals, but if you aren’t keep reading!), I found the incredible, scenic “Greenway Trail” in North Augusta, GA and L-O-V-E walking or running on parts the trail, which is 15 miles long from start to finish in total.
You can hop on the trail in multiple spots – Hammond’s Ferry, the golf course, the Rapids – on Martintown Road or the Riverview Activity Center. Even though the leaves have been falling, a golf cart with a blower clears the path once or twice a day. There are benches, water fountains and fountains for dogs donated by our vet, Veterinary Health Associates. And I have never seen garbage on the trails – AMAZING! Second, I also found a very handy app to help with the my mission – 5K Runner. I purchased the full version for $2.99 (there is a 2 week free version). The app helps you to work up to a 5K (or another goal) by telling you want to do Run or Walk and playing music. It truly is like having a personal trainer in my phone. And guess what? I am almost to running a 5K!!!! Yahoo!
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