Running Tips – Staying Motivated To Run

Whether you’ve been out there on the roads for years or you are just started a running program – there are times when you just don’t feel like going for your run.  Don’t worry about it.  It’s common – and normal.  What the important thing is how you deal with it.  You don’t want this to go on for days and days.

“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.”
-Lynn Jennings

This is really true.  Sometimes the battle is simply getting the run started.  It could be for a variety of reasons.  You may have just started running and really not into the habit of getting your body moving, yet.  You may have a long distance race on your schedule and don’t really know if you have it in you to put in the training.  It may also be as simple as it’s cold outside and you would rather stay in bed.

There can be all sorts of reasons why you don’t feel motivated to run.  So, as important as it is to train your body for running – it’s also important to train your mind.  This is a part of running that some runners don’t think about.  But, you really need to.  You need to be ready for those “not perfect” running days.  You also need to be ready when you’re in the middle of a long run and doubt hits.  Chances are your body is ready to keep moving – but mentally you may not be.

Having the right mental attitude is extremely important for beginning – and maintaining a running program.  So, over the next several posts – we’re going to talk about some different tips that you can use for staying motivated to run.

If you’ve ever feel less than motivated, hopefully these tips will be able to help you through those times.  If you haven’t – then that’s great!  But, if it does – maybe you’ll remember these tips and they will help.

Looking forward to helping all of us stay out and running!

Run Happy!

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