This week’s Fit Five Friday topic: 5 things that motivate you.  You can write about this topic or any fitness-related post.  We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugs, and Zenaida so be sure to link up with us. 

Happy Friday!  I am so happy it is Friday.  It would be even better if it was also payday.  Oh well, at least I am off on Monday.  I am taking Tuesday off to take my mother to the doctor so next week will be a short work week.  

Let me tell you about some of the things that motivate me:

🌟 Having to follow a schedule.  I like to know what I am doing for the week or for two, three, etc. weeks.  There is something about having it visible that gets me excited.

🌟 Gear and weather.  I like my gear to be nice and comfortable.  In the warmer weather, I love running in a short sleeve top and shorts.  During the colder weather, I prefer to wear less bulky clothes.  We’ve had some decent weather for January, making it much more enjoyable for me to get out for a run.

🌟 A goal.  It can be a race, a PR, a specific number of classes/miles, etc.  That is something that will also get me up and training in the morning during the hot days of Summer and the cold days of Winter.

🌟 Be healthy and active.  I turned 50 not too long ago and intend on being around for a few more decades.  I am hoping I can retire in 10-12 years and want to enjoy my retirement.  I have worked too hard not to enjoy it.

🌟 Fun workouts.  I enjoy running and look forward to it.  I’ve worked with many wonderful coaches and have been excited and looked forward to my workouts.  Some may have seemed daunting to me but coaches know what is best for me and I’ve had to let go of my fear and trust them.

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14 Comments on Fit Five Friday: 5 things that motivate me

  1. I totally understand all of these. It’s probably why I feel so out of whack right now, being sick having no schedule whatsoever and feeling totally out of the game. Having a schedule and fun workouts really is so motivating.

  2. Yes, being healthy and active in the future is a GREAT motivation for me as I get older. You don’t think about these things in your 20s and 30s (or even 40s) but I want my bones and muscles to be strong for several more decades. I don’t need as much motivation to run, but that’s what motivates me to do strength training.

  3. I agree with all of these, Zenaida. I definitely thrive on challenges… although I usually don’t think of myself as a competitive person.

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