ONE DAY, ONE SMALL SEGMENT AT A TIME APPROACH TO A BIG GOAL “Why Chip Gaines Is Starting Small as He Trains for His First Marathon” by Faith Brar for SHAPE.com is subtitled, “Every day of training…is something to be proud of…because I’m making it happen”. There’s been a fair amount of buzz generated by the “Fixer Upper” star’s announcement of his intent to run a marathon. Anyone who has watched the show is familiar with this loveable guy’s easygoing approach to remodeling homes with his designer partner wife, Joanna. So, it’s not a huge surprise that his training program would not be on the extreme side of intense.
According to Brar’s report of Gaines’ recent blog post, he will be working toward the 26.2 mile distance achievement in small incremental increases of 0.2 miles. He explains that “for every run on my training schedule, I’ll be tacking on that extra.2-kind of a catalyst to remind me that it all starts with the small stuff.”
For anyone training to finish a race distance longer than they have previously attempted, Gaines might be someone to follow in the next months for inspiration. He is quoted further as saying “I have to remember that no matter what, I can always run .2 further than I think I can. And when race day comes, all I’ll be focused on is that first .2, then the next, and so on.”
Love his perspective! Thanks to Faith Brar for emphasizing this aspect of Chip Gaines’ training; it’s a philosophy that some might wish to embrace when taking on other challenges.
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