Author, endurance athlete, mother, and one of Australia’s most sought after motivational speakers, Turia Pitt, is taking the indomitable spirit, grit and determination that she is known for and channelled it into a new online running program, designed specifically for Mums.
It’s been ten years since Turia was trapped by an out-of-control grassfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in the Australian desert, leaving her with full-thickness burns to 64 percent of her body, Turia has defied almost every expectation placed upon her. Told she would never run again, she not only recovered but went on to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii just five years later.
Now, the mother of two is helping Aussie Mums learn that they too can run, with the launch of her “RUN With Turia” online program, which costs $249, she says has nothing to do with losing weight and everything to do with gaining confidence, fitness, desperately needed ‘me time’ and that unbeatable feeling of accomplishment.
When we asked Turia if anyone, whatever their size, could potentially run, she replied with enthusiasm, “RUN with Turia is 100 percent for any woman of any shape and size – all we ask is whether you’re ready to do something for yourself. If the answer is yes, and you can get yourself into some running shoes, then BOOM – you’re good to go.”
If you’ve ever thought that you could never run, you’re not alone. “I can’t tell you how many of our past program participants have said that they spent their lives thinking “I could never be a runner” and have since proven themselves wrong! We really encourage you to go at your own pace. If you start out only being able to run 10m before you need a walking break, absolutely no dramas. Start where you are. This isn’t about competing with anyone, it’s about following a plan to get you to a goal. And the process will reward you not only with physical fitness but improved mental fortitude, stamina and strength.”
EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMEWHERE
“I know what it’s like to start from the beginning. After my accident, I was told I would never run again. Heck, I had to learn to walk again! So I get it. Running is HARD. But I also know that the plan we’ve put in place works, if you work it!” Turia shared.
Turia also shares that running doesn’t have to be a solo sport, “One of the best things I’ve found with the RUN program is also the incredible sense of community. Once you sign up, you join our private Facebook group and it is so supportive and encouraging. People are leaving their egos at the door and posting about their fears, their runs, their red faces when they’ve finished, their struggles, their triumphs and it’s honestly so inspiring. You only need to check in there to see that there is no “one size” fits all approach when it comes to this program. If you’ve got legs, you can run. I promise!”