MARATHON FEVER!

Have you been inspired watching the London Marathon?

If you were anything like me then you watched in awe on Sunday morning as over 30,000 people completed the London Marathon, says Leeds chiropractor Alison Eaves. What an achievement for all, whether the elite men’s and women’s race athletes or a friend of mine who staggered round in just under 6 hours. All can say they have achieved something most will only dream of.

I can at this point be quite smug being a former London Marathon competitor myself. I have spoken on the blog before about my personal journey from a breathless 20 minutes staggering around Roundhay Park to a 4 hours 10 minute marathon in less than 6 months. I’m not saying everybody has to go out there and train for a marathon, you can find a more something more manageable to begin with. As a chiropractor I encourage all patients to live a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise is an important part of this.

Find an Event in Leeds

Don’t just talk about it! You need to sit down and think about what you want to achieve and what you think you may enjoy. It may be a 5km run for life, or maybe a 10km race or a half marathon. And it doesn’t need to be running. There are plenty of organised cycle races for all abilities.

Here are a few events I have found. You will probably need to copy and paste the link into your web browser.

Leeds Half Marathon. http://www.forallevents.co.uk/run-for-all/events/leeds-13m/

It is probably a bit late to enter for this one but why not check out the route and get out on the streets and offer some support to the runners and gain inspiration.

Leeds 10K Sunday 14th July http://www.forallevents.co.uk/run-for-all/events/leeds-10k/

Plenty of time to enter and train. A real mixed ability race so don’t be put off thinking everyone is a pro.

Abbey Dash Sunday 17th November http://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/leeds-abbey-dash/

Great if you feel you need a bit more time to prepare for the challenge.

Roundhay Race for Life 5km http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/choose-your-event/leeds.html?event=817

Want to start off with the shorter distance? No problem, here you go.

Be Brave

You can talk about getting fit but at some point you have to bite the bullet and just have a go. You never know, you might just enjoy it. And just so it doesn’t seem completely hypocritical, I am currently in training for the Great North Run in September 2013.

If you have any niggles or injuries that you would like assessed then you can book an appointment at Revive Chiropractic in Leeds by calling 07828 686026. The clinic is located in Adel, a suburb of north Leeds just a mile from the ring road.

Please Note – Speak to your GP before beginning any type of exercise program.

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