No need to pay thousands of dollars to build a home gym, you don’t even have to get a gym membership to get rid of the dad bod. The only equipment you need to get your fitness in line is already attached to your body, i.e., your legs.
Running is an ideal exercise for several reasons. It doesn’t cost any money, you can carry it out at any time of the day, and most importantly, it can be done while socializing with other people in the park.
Wondering how you take time out of your schedule to have a running exercise? Here is how:
1. Find a Park Near You
Once we become fathers, it’s common to find that a bit of weight gain has sneaked upon us. We know you liked your older self, more energetic, and fit. Hitting the gym might not be possible for you, given the weight of responsibilities on your shoulder. If you don’t have time to go to the gym, prefer making short sprints or taking a quick jog at your nearest park.
2. Marathon Training
Marathon training is for busy men. Men who have a tough and hectic work-life schedule. They cannot go to the gym, nor can they find a park nearby. Marathon training can be difficult for professionals with commitments like weekly travel and 10+ hour workdays.
You need special coaches like running experts or marathon specialists who can help you stay in shape even in tough schedules and let you participate in marathons that take place every six months. Once you hire a professional to think, everything comes easy, i.e., all the planning and all the thinking will be done by the professional.
3. Early Morning Jogs
Before you became a father, you had no issues waking up at 7 am and running six or seven miles before heading to work. But now 7 am when your kid needs to wake up, drive them to school, make them breakfast, etc.
We recommend you wake up earlier, maybe at around 5 am and then going for a jog. We know it’s a bit extreme and difficult, but you will not regret once this you see how empty and quiet the roads are.
Adhering to a strict training program is difficult for anyone, but especially for those of us trying to hold down a full-time job and not be a terrible parent. Five or six runs in a week might not be possible for you. So, if you can only find the time for three, be sure to make them count: do some speed work, tackle some hills, and, difficult though it may be, try to get that weekly long run in.