Makers’ Dyllan McGee on finishing her first 5k, the joys of Peloton—and lying about runner’s high
In this episode of the “Ad Block” podcast, McGee talks about her slow journey to running a 5k race, after a lifelong aversion to exercise. “My son was struggling with anxiety and ended up going to an Outward Bound-y wilderness-type program where he was really pushing himself every day,” she says. “I felt like I needed to push myself and take a challenge with him.”
A colleague suggested an app called “Couch to 5k,” designed to ease people who don’t exercise into running. “I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not going to happen,’” she says. But soon she was buying running shoes and jogging along according to the directions from the app.