Many centuries ago, while I was a volunteer run leader at our local YM-YWCA annual Marathon Run Clinic, my assigned running group each January was the 10-minute milers, whom I affectionately dubbed The Turtles. Our motto: “No course too short, no pace too slow.” My group members were typically either former runners slowly returning after an injury, or people who were brand new to running. The newbies were as enthusiastic as their freshly-made New Year’s resolutions: one, for example, declared to me that this was the year that he was finally going to quit smoking, lose 30 pounds, and run a marathon.
To which I replied: “Honey, pick ONE. . .” . . Continue reading “Behaviour change: if it’s so ‘easy’, why do so many studies show it won’t last?”