This week’s Tuesday Topic is How do you stay motivated to run? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
Like many runners I’ve had my days when I don’t feel like running. There are no races taking place so what’s the point of running/training? Well, I think it is the perfect time. To me now is when I am training for my training next year (hopefully we’ll be able to race next year). I have a great coach and get excited when I see my workouts for the week. What motivates me to run?
🟣 I remember that I don’t HAVE to run but instead I GET to run. How lucky am I? Besides the occasional aches and being tired, I am healthy and well.
🟣 Sign up for a challenge. Recently I completed the California Coast 500 Virtual Challenge. I started doing this at the beginning of June. I had 3 months so run 250 miles and that was enough motivation to run. I was upset when I had to stop running and would not finish it. Lucky me – not only was the deadline extended but I did finish it before Labor Day.
🟣 I set a goal. My goal is to run 100 miles each month. I’ve been working with my coach since May and I’ve been able to slowly increase my mileage each month. I ran 72 miles in May, 84 miles in June, 103 miles in July, and 68 miles in August (it would have been more if I hadn’t stop running). If all goes well then I am sure I will meet that goal the next couple of months.
Not running related but I know some of you use WordPress for you blog. Anyone struggling with the new format? I am. I noticed it last night and not sure if I like it. I know change is good but this is too much for me. 🙂