By Yaniv 'Goonda' Keter
Let me begin with why I began running. As many do, I was working a lot and had little time to myself. I was making a lot of money but found I would go days without doing one of the things I love most, listening to music. I was sitting in my living room one day listening to music and relaxing. Two hours had past and I got up to look at my mobile phone and saw 30 missed calls from my boss! I called him back and he asked where I had been and why I was not available. I told him I was listening to music. He yelled at me and asked why I would listen to music in the middle of the day and ignore his phone calls (I worked nights). I said OK and continued to go to work as usual.
About one week went by and I saw this girl running on the bicycle track. She appeared to be listing to music and moving her head side to side. She looked like she was having a blast! I shouted at her to get off the track but she did not hear me because of the music. It hit me! I will do the same!
The next day I took my Ipod and went for a run. After an hour, I came back home and saw that my boss called 10 times while I was out. I gave him a call back and he asked where I had been. I told him I was running and he actually sounded excited for me. He asked me how many kilometers I ran and how fast. At the time I did not have the answers because running was new to me. I knew from then on that this was my calling!
During the past several years, I have found numerous reasons why running is essential to me. I will share this with you in upcoming posts including tips, exercises and drills to get you running now.
If you can walk, you can run. Lets Start 2 Run your first 5km/10km! Every week I will post a new exercise. This weeks exercise is below. Let me know if you have any questions, concerns or comments. Good Luck! #CoachGoonda
This Weeks Exercise:
Start with 5 minutes Fast Pace Walk
Then 1 min run, 2 min walk x 8 times-24 minutes
Perform this drill 3 times/week
Your running/jogging should be at an easy pace and walking at a moderate to fast pace
You can connect with Goonda Keter on Instagram: @Goondak