This especially works for me during the colder months. Some days when it’s so cold – there’s a major part of me that just wants to put on shorts and head down to the treadmill. But, if I buy some pretty new bright running jacket or tights – it’s like a transformation happens. I want to go outside and try out my new clothes. Yes, it’s goofy – but it works!
This fall I bought a few tops and a cap that had cute little LED lights that really illuminated the path in front of me. I could not wait for super early dark morning to get out and try them out.
And, you know what happens when you buy a new pair of running shoes. When you get them – you may have already run that morning – but you’ll lace up those new shoes and go out for a short run. You just HAVE to try out your new shoes. Admit it – you’ve done it!
The same thing happens with any time of running gadgets. Buy a new running watch and see what happens. If you buy a fancy GPS watch – you want to run long to test your splits or to see your average for your total run – or, depending on your watch – you can load your workouts and have a graph of your progress. Now, tell me that doesn’t make you want to head out the door to start collecting data!
I’ve never been one to carry water on me. I just never liked the idea of carrying water around my waist – I don’t even like fanny packs when I’m not running. But, I found a little hand held that I fell in love with. I could not wait for my next long run to try it out.
I know that it sounds crazy – but if you feel the motivation lacking in your running – go out and buy yourself something new. You don’t have to do something expensive – it could be something as simple as a new pair of running socks. But, try it. I know that it has worked for me!
Here are some of the things that I talked about that get me excited to run!