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The time has come, my friend.

You’re going to learn how to run!

Yes, YOU!

Glorious, imperfect, sometimes messy, sometimes forgetful, tired, busy, funny, kind, YOU.

Over three days, starting Monday July 17,  I’m gonna teach you how.

What I’ll share with you is just a snippet of what I’ve shared with the women inside my nine week running program Run with Turia.

I’ve carefully pulled out some of the key lessons from that program, and turned them into three tasks for you to complete.

It’s gonna be a jam-packed, brilliant, supportive, INCREDIBLE, few days together.

I’ve recorded daily pep talks for you, will be hosting epic live webinars and will share everything I can to make running actually, seriously DOABLE.

Get started by joining our Facebook group here.
It’s a private space I’ve created just for us to learn in together. The group will be open from July 13 – 24.

And then have a look at what I’ve got in store for you:

Your Learn to Run schedule:

Three days of learning, webinars and podcasts.  All here, in one spot, for you.

Monday – July 17

6AM: YOUR DAILY TASK IS RELEASED.
Your daily task has been released below (just scroll down to the Daily Tasks section on this page).

Don’t worry, there’ll be NO running today! So no special equipment is required.

You’ll just need 10 – 20 minutes, and somewhere quiet to sit and complete a little written activity.

Can’t find quiet? No stress. A loud environment is fine too (hey, we do what we can hahaha!).

7:30PM: LIVE WEBINAR: Big Girls Can’t Run with Jess and Grace

Join Jess and Grace from Team Turia for this intimate chat. They’ll share their tips on getting started as a runner in a bigger body, how to tackle self doubt and fear, how to make a plan for your first run, and how to celebrate what your body is already capable of.

Time: 7:30pm (Sydney time AEDT)
Register here.

Note: You must register via that link above.
Our webinar platform, Demio, will then send you your unique link to join.

EXTRAS:
I’ve recorded a special podcast episode just for you.
I’ll send it to you on Monday morning! Yeewww!

Tuesday – July 18

4AM: YOUR DAILY TASK IS RELEASED.
Your daily task will land in your email inbox at 4am AEST.

And today is: Running Day!

Don’t freak out, I promise I’ll give you EVERYTHING you need to get started. I’ll teach you our technique and step you through the GAME-CHANGING Shuffle Method that’s made running possible for more than 3,500 women.

Set aside 20-30 mins to get your prep, warm up, short shuffle/run and cool down completed.

And don’t worry too much about organising special gear.
One of the reasons we love running so much is that you don’t need heaps of expensive gear!

If you’ve got a pair of running shoes, and some activewear, awesome! A good sports bra is also great.

But really, any comfy sports/running shoe, and some loose, comfy clothes will do.

EXTRAS:
I’ve also recorded a special podcast episode for you to listen to before or after your first run.

Wednesday – July 19

4AM: YOUR DAILY TASK IS RELEASED.
Your daily task will land in your email inbox at 4am AEST.
No running today – so there’s nothing to prep.

This is a short task today – just set aside 10-15 minutes.

Today’s task will help you start forward planning, and figuring out how to make this running thing actually stick. In other words, today we’re gonna figure out how to get, and stay, motivated.

7:30PM: LIVE WEBINAR: How to get motivated with Turia and Grace

Join Turia for this deep dive into all things motivation. In this webinar, Turia will share her best tips for getting started and staying on track

If you’ve ever started a new program, or joined a new gym, and then had it all fall apart a few weeks in, THIS is the chat for you.

Time: 7:30pm (Sydney time AEDT)
Register here.

Note: You must register via that link above.
Our webinar platform, Demio, will then send you your unique link to join.

EXTRAS:
Today, I’ve got another podcast episode for you. It’s a short, sharp five minute listen that will help you make this new running habit stick.

Your daily tasks

Every day from Monday July 17 – Wednesday July 19, we’ll release your daily task here.

Keep checking back every morning to see what’s in store each day.

Day One

Goooood morning my love!

Day One … how are you feeling?

Now, don’t be nervous, because we’re gonna start really small OK?

Because, my friend, that is what I’m ALL about. Baby steps!

So today, there will be no running.

Instead, we’re going to explore this question….

Day One: What would you do, if you didn’t feel embarrassed?

So many women have told me they would have started running earlier in life, if only they could do it in private – getting all the slow and embarrassing runs out of the way FIRST and only emerging when they felt “fit enough” –  running down the main street of town with perfect technique, breathing controlled, ponytail perfectly bouncing behind them.

That you?

We want to avoid feeling embarrassed at all costs, even if it means never learning at all.

But that’s not how it works!

We have to be willing to be bad at something before we can be good at it. 

And yes, that feels embarrassing. But it has to be!

When you go for your run tomorrow (more on that later) it might feel embarrassing. If you’re a beginner, you have to let go of the image that you have everything already figured out.

You might want to look like you’ve got your sh*t together – but that is only possible if,  guess what, you’re not growing and learning.

So, what do we do about it?

Well, I’ve got an activity I want you to complete.

That’s what your task is today!

So, find a quiet corner (if you have small children like me, may I recommend hiding in the car?), grab a pen and paper, and answer these questions:

 

Today’s Activity

Answer the below questions:

  1. What would you do, if you didn’t feel embarrassed?Would you learn to surf? Ski? Ballroom dance? Go back to university? Renovate houses? Ummm…. would you start running?
    List them out.
  2. Now, have a think back over the past decade or so. What new skills have you learnt in the past?
    Did you change jobs or careers? Did you learn how to become a dog owner, or a Mum? Did you learn how to water ski? Did they feel embarrassing to learn? Yes or no? It’s OK if it was embarrassing, and it’s also ok if it wasn’t. Have a think and jot your answers down..
  3. Now answer this: What could you gain by learning something new, like running? 
    What benefits would come from learning how to run?

If you don’t have any pen and paper, I created this editable worksheet for you.

You can download it here.
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Here’s the thing: The things we want for ourselves very often live on the other side of fear.
And if you want to grow, and change, well, embarrassing yourself is gonna be part of the process.
And that, my friend, is a very good and normal thing.

So, this week is all about helping you get after the things you want.

I want you to embarrass yourself!

The more you do it, the more you realise no one else has their sh*t together either.

Oh, and by the way – surrounding yourself with a supportive community (like our Facebook group) can make all the difference.  So, once you know your answers to Question 3, why not jump into our Facebook group and share your answer with the crew. I know it can feel scary to share, but you might just inspire someone else to get started.

Click here to share in the Facebook group.

OK, that’s it for now.

I’ll be in touch a little later today with some more info on what happens tomorrow – the day we begin to RUN!

Turia x

PS – I talked about this a bit more on the podcast today.

It’s a special episode that I recorded especially for today, so you could have something extra to listen to!

Day Two

Good morning mate!

It’s Day Two. You know what that means, yeah?

Today, we run.

Yep.

How are you feeling? Nervous? Excited? Terrified?

If you are, please don’t worry! I’ve got you, OK?

And

I’ve seen thousands of women feel just like you before they went for their first run.

I promise you this:

If you can trust me, and watch and read all the resources I’ve put together for you, you can do this, OK?

So, how long should you run for today?

And, um, how should you actually, y’know, run?

Get all the details (how to’s, videos, panic managing methods – the works!) on the task page here:

Click here to get started.

Turia x

PS – I know your inner critic might be telling you something like “you can’t do this”, or “maybe tomorrow”, or “I’ll try next week”…..

Your inner critic is gonna come up with lots of reasons that you can’t or shouldn’t start.

It’s OK. This is scary. Doing something new is ALWAYS scary.

I know you might feel scared, or uncertain, or worried. But could you give it a go anyway?

I know you can do this.

Day Three

It’s time for our final task together.

You ready?

Let’s dive in.

Maybe you had success with the shuffle yesterday.

Maybe you found it easier than you expected OR maybe you didn’t quite make the full ten minutes. Maybe you still felt a little too scared to start. That’s OK. Wherever you are, this is your starting point.

So, today, I want you to take a minute to think about what your running goals are.

And specifically, I want you to think about what action you can take now to get you one step closer to that goal.

Ask yourself:

On a scale of “I’ve just done my first shuffle (ever or in while)” to “I am a running goddess. I can outrun a cheetah while simultaneously answering work emails and making a roast lunch for my entire extended family”, where am I in achieving my goal?

Here’s a visual representation of that scale:

1. I’ve just done my shuffle

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10. Running GODDESS / Queen of all fast moving beasts (add your goal here!)

Now ask yourself:
What small action could you take to get one level up on that scale?

Just one level up. Not four levels, not seven levels.

Just one.

That little action might be joining us inside Run with Turia (your early bird discount ends tonight!).

It might be continuing to set out your running clothes the night before, it could be making a time with your partner or a friend to care for the kids or buying takeaway or ready made pasta one night per week to give you more time for running.

Now, we’re all gonna start at different places on this scale, so just pick where you’re at today and write down what small action you’re going to take to get one level up.

These small things, these one level up actions are important.

They’ll get you where you want to go.

That’s it, my friend!

Easy, huh?

I am alllll about making slow, steady and sustainable changes.

See, I think we have a tendency to adopt an “all or nothing” mindset when we start something new.

And what I don’t want you to do is go too hard, too fast and either get injured, or burn out and lose all motivation in three weeks.

I want this to be something you keep at!

If you decide to join me inside Run with Turia, we’ll step you slowly and steadily through the next nine weeks.

It’s a flexible, and incredibly DOABLE program that I designed for Mums (but you don’t need to have kids to join. We have lots of women without kids running with us).

I’ve poured my entire being into this program.

Everything that helped me get from a hospital bed to an Ironman finish line, and all the added wisdom I learnt returning to running after having my kids.

It’s the best place on the Internet.

And the doors are open now.

You can get all the info (including access to our early bird discount) right here.

(Remember, the early bird discount ends TONIGHT!).

We have three distances you can choose from: A 5km program for beginners, all the way through to 10km and 21km distances.

Not only will this program build your fitness and confidence slowly, it’s also gonna give you the support and accountability you need to make these changes stick.

And, of course, when you join, you also get lifetime access to our private Facebook group. You might have had a little taste of that last week, but our Run with Turia group is honestly my favourite place on the Internet. Inside, you’ll meet a community of amazing women to lift you up (and keep you accountable). No, not one of those Facebook groups where you ask a question only to get zero replies (and MAYBE a like or two). A REAL community, where everyone shares their struggles, their wins, and their vulnerabilities freely so that they can all grow together.

Anyway, I’ve talked enough about Run now. I’m clearly very passionate about it 😂😂

But if you have questions, shoot me a note and let me know.

I won’t open enrolments again until October, so if you’re thinking about joining, now is the time.

Here’s all the details.

Right, one last time, let me tell you how proud I am of you for taking on this challenge.

I hope you’ve gotten some value out of the tips I’ve shared, and I hope the shuffle has empowered you to realise that you, my friend, can truly do anything.

Sending you all my love.

Here’s to you, you wonderful shuffling queen!

I’m so proud of you,
Turia x

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Got questions for me?

Get all the a’s to your q’s inside our Facebook group.

If you’ve got questions about what to do when this challenge ends, or if you just wanna have a chat about how you’re feeling and get some general advice from me and the team, come and join us over in our Facebook group.

Join the Facebook group here.

Meet your coaches

Turia Pitt

Ahhhh, that’s me (You know me already, yeah?)

But let’s recap: I’m a Mum of two boys, a runner, Ironman, author and the creator of RUN with Turia – a running program I’ve created specifically for Mums (but anyone can join! Whether you’re a Mum or not, anyone who wants to learn how to carve out some “me time” is welcome to join!).

Coach Bel

I met Bel when I was slogging it out training for my first ever Ironman back in 2016. Bel took me under her wing, trained with me, and shared her deep passion for post-race hot chips with me. When I started planning Run with Turia, I knew she would make the perfect coach.

She’s a Level 1 Triathlon Coach , certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Remedial Massage Therapist who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years. She previously worked as running coach for Can Too, teaching beginners how to run and in turn, funding research to help cure cancer (so yeah, she’s a saint).

Bel designs all of the programs inside Run with Turia, and I’m stoked that she can share all of her wisdom (chip-related and non-chip related) with you!

Fun stuff to listen to this week.

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“Turia, I’m still scared of running”

 Totally normal, my friend. Doing something hard, like running, IS scary.

But I promise you it can be doable. I’m gonna show you how.

Stick with me over the next few days and I’ll get you started, OK?

Slow and steady, my friend!

Don’t think you’re a “runner”?

That’s what these women thought.

They joined my 10 week running program Run with Turia, and life as they knew it changed.

They’re runners now!
These are their stories.

What it’s like to train with me.

I’m so proud of the legends I’ve worked with in the past. Here are some of their stories.

“Thanks to Turia, I feel like no matter what gets thrown at me, I now have the skills and mindset to get through it!”

– Cirsty

“I can’t adequately describe the shift that has occurred through this program. I always thought of runners as “others”. I now know I am a runner. Yes I am a mother, a friend, a worker but I am also a runner. I can do the hard things… because why not!”

– Eva

“Turia and the team are amazing, inspiring, motivating, kind and funny!  You will love the program, the coaching and the Facebook page!  Everyone is gorgeous and positive and generous with their feedback.  Of course you will find many challenges but you will grow and feel stronger and more empowered every day! You can do this!”

– Angela

“Put your gym membership on hold and sign up to RUN. The feeling of achievement after each run is so worth it… and so is the time for yourself.”

– Lauren

“I went from being too scared to even run for short distances at the gym to actually enjoying running. It started small, made me challenge myself in a safe way and then gave me some quick wins. It was achievable and made me feel successful.”

– Jess

“The most fun, positive and just plain wonderful group exercise experience I’ve ever had in my life!! For a fraction of the cost of a yearly gym membership (or even some boot camps) you can gain fitness, skills and most importantly the best, biggest squad of cheerleaders ever. You’ll be set up to reach amazing goals (both now and in future)!”

– Linda

“Fun, challenging, exhausting but one of the best ‘fitness’ experiences I’ve had. This program works.”

– Chrissie

“I learnt that those distances I had run in the past (that I feared were slipping away from me) were still actually in me. I just needed to believe I could do it. Having Turia’s and Bel’s encouragement as well as this wonderful group of fellow runners helps prove to me that I’m not alone.”

– Sandy

“I’ve discovered just how much I need running – it’s the best head clearer there is. I’m proud that I’ve been able to push through mental and physical barriers, and am running further than I have in 8 years!”

– Amanda

“This is the first training program where I actually saw results and achieved the goal I set myself well ahead of time. The support, training tips and program is perfectly structured to ensure success.”

– Debbie

“Run with Turia is amazing! Fun, flexible and informative. I never thought I could enjoy running for over an hour! Amazed how this program has not only inspired me but my 9 year old (occasional) running buddy.”

– Yvonne

“Run with Turia gave me my sense of self back and gave me time to focus on just me”

– Christie

Got more questions?

Coach Bel and I answer all the most common questions we get about running, PLUS explore the 7 reasons we think stop most people from running in this live chat. Watch it below.