It’s really helpful to have a goal when you start running, otherwise it can be difficult to stay motivated. Motivation is different for everyone, but I found the threat of coming last, coupled with the reward of an event-specific t-shirt, good enough for me to maintain my weekly running schedule. These are my budget-friendly race suggestions for beginner runners in South Africa’s Western Cape.
Nobody was born ripped and ready to rock another 10k. Every single person you admire for doing whatever thing you think you could never do had to start somewhere. How about starting by removing the negative labels you’ve given yourself?