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  • Finding Motivation

    Posted on April 26th, 2015 CoachGreg No comments

    Sometimes it’s hard to go outside and run

    running-shoesSometimes your bed is so inviting and you’ve had a tough week at work. So, you decide to sleep in and set aside that Saturday morning run. You’ll do it on Sunday morning. Then you remembered you promised your kids that you could make pancakes before church or you were going to meet your friends for brunch and getting up early on Sunday just isn’t going to work for you. Before you know it, you’ve let your running slip for a couple of weeks.

    There is a way out of the rut. First, don’t be so hard on yourself. If you were lacking motivation, you might need to back off a bit. Running shouldn’t be stressful. Whereas it’s not always fun, you should make you wig out!

    Follow this simple outline to get back in the groove.

    1. Pick a day for your next run. Decide NOW that you will run on that day, at that time. Rain, wind, cold, heat, alligators - nothing will keep you from getting outside. Decide now - I will run.
    2. Lay out your clothes. The night before your run, get out your clothes, shoes, socks, watch, and anything else you’ll need for your run. Don’t leave it to the last minute. If you need to prepare something to eat, do that now, too.
    3. Set your alarm. No excuses.
    4. Get up. No snooze button today.
    5. Run. Please don’t forget to get dressed first. There was a reason why you laid out your clothes.
    In other words - make a plan. Execute the plan. Write it down. Put it on the refrigerator.

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