For Runners: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated
Maybe you've felt a little blah about running lately. If so, you might need some running motivation. Read on!
If You've Lost Your Running Motivation...
Register for a race! I'm registered to run the local Brazos Bend 25K trail race (15.8 miles) on April 16. Last year, I ran the 50 mile race and the year before I ran the 25K race. I'm ready to count up the alligators I see during the race. This is southeast Texas!
Buy new running gear! I visited REI to try on some shoes, but I didn't find any that I liked better than the ones I've worn before so I'll probably buy the next pair from an online store. Running Warehouse is one of my favorite online stores. Use the code "GottaRunNow" to save 10% there.
Read a running book or a blog! I wrote a post about Meb for Mortals, a book that inspires me. Check out my sidebar for lots of fun blogs to read.
Run with someone new! I've belonged to a couple of different running groups. That's always a great way to meet new running friends.
Run somewhere new! You don't have to go on vacation - just look for a new route in your local area.
Thursday: 5 mile run w/5 short hills (more hill workouts)Friday: 4 mile run
Saturday: 6 mile run, core workout
Sunday: 5 mile run, weights: arms
Tuesday: 5 mile run, 35 min. ride, weights: arms
Wednesday: 9 miles (longest run since The Woodlands Marathon 3 weeks ago)
Totals: 34 miles of running, 1 ride and 3 other workouts
What keeps you running?