I know some people think I don’t do very much…but that’s a bit like assuming if you don’t see someone on Strava, then they aren’t running…
Yes, I may have been a bit rubbish at sending regular emails and guilty of not posting in my facebook group, BUT, I am working hard behind the scenes so I can help YOU more.
Fair chuffed to log into my Level 4 S&C course portal this morning to find I have achieved 2 more certifications.
I’m edging towards the final L4 practical exam – having been running for so long it’s taking this body a wee while to work through some decidedly dodgy movement patterns and re-co-ordination myself. Can you relate?!
Also soaking up ALL the juicy stuff from my “Women Are Not Small Men” and “Menopause for Athletes” training courses. I cannot wait to put this knowledge into practice – this could be a game changer for a lot of women, myself included. (You know I always test what I am learning on myself!)
With more runners joining Team 360, which is SO much fun, and continuing to offer sports massage sessions, you can see why I have been a bit quiet on the social media front!
There is a fair amount of pressure on a one-girl business to do ALL THE THINGS. But on saying that, ALL THE THINGS are what I signed up for when I chose to make this my job and really, when I chat to my clients and hear how much they are getting out of their programmes – physically and mentally – I wouldn’t want it any other way!
Did you ever think that a smile could make such a difference?
Last month I ran a 4 week campaign called Smile Repeats – the idea came to me during a run, funnily enough…
I was thinking about how much I was enjoying being able to run again after being injured for most of the pandemic and I found myself smiling as I ran.
I reached out on social media asking runners to join me for 4 weeks in following some short weekly challenges designed to help them enjoy their running even more. I asked that they would share a post run selfie too, because I hoped that these would boost the mood on social media and begin to inspire others to get out and give running a go, and in turn boost their own physical and mental health.
Right now that’s more important than ever as we continue to move on through the pandemic.
It was amazing to hear from people who had seen the selfies and begun to follow the hashtag…and started to get out to run!
All from the power of a smile.
Being able to get out and run isn’t always about speed and distance…sometimes we just need to get out and run and breathe and think.
Me and my new pals from my OFF PLAN run this morning!
If you aren’t on Facebook or Instagram you might not have heard about my #smilerepeats campaign…
Over the next 4 weeks I am on a mission to help burnt out runners rediscover their love of running. But wait…there’s more too it than that!
Now more than ever, it’s so important to look after our mental and physical health and I am hoping that this is something you care about too. My underlying aim is really all about promoting health and wellbeing for us all, and by encouraging runners to share smiley selfies, I believe we can help boost the mood on social media.
Seeing the happiness running induces might just inspire others, runners or not, to also become more active, and in turn enjoy better health and wellbeing.
Running is what lifts my mood the most, but feeling of running is a tricky thing to pin down into words on a page!
There’s still time to join in – each week I am sending an email with prompts and ideas and there’s a fun challenge coming for March 20th to set us up for spring …so do sign up and join #smilerepeats https://jillfairbairn.ck.page/e12f991c25