Staying motivated to do anything for a long period of time can create quite a challenge. I've been running since 2010, and although I absolutely love running, I find that sometimes it is hard to stay motivated. I've gone through my fair share of unmotivated moments
So what do you do when you find yourself in a running rut?
Here are three things that have helped get me get motivated in the last couple months!
Not only do I find motivation from my #workoutbuddies on twitter, but I find it most motivating to have a running partner.
Lucky for me, my running partner is my hubby :) I always have to push him to get on his running shoes, but once we are out running, I find he pushes me to run faster. Plus, he takes the stroller half the time ;)
Running is a lot more fun when you have someone with you to talk to and to motivate you to go faster!
When I started running in 2010, I never intended to start running races. As matter of fact it wasn't until last month that I attended my first race. It was a relay marathon, however the race got canceled before it was our turn to run, you can read more about that here. Even though we didn't run, I was so motivated by the running environment that I knew I wanted to participate in more races in the future.
It is such motivation to be surrounded by so many other runners and to run for a great cause.
I get bored really easily with repetitive things, so it's no surprise that running at the same place again and again, gets super boring to me and inevitably I wind up losing interest.
To get things more interesting try running at a new location.
We tried two new locations in the past couple weeks and it truly did spark up my love for running again! The hubs and I went on a run date. We took E over to spend time with GG, while we got to spend sometime together running a new trail. It was fun and refreshing to run without the jogging stroller and on a new trail I've never been to before. After our run, I told my husband we have to try to go on run dates at least once a month!
We also headed out to our local park that has a track around the whole thing. One time around is about 1 mile, which made it really easy to do 3 laps around before letting E play.
So there you have it, three running motivators that help me! I hope you find them useful and they help you lace up your shoes and head on a run today!
Need more motivation? Check out this post HERE. And leave me a comment with what gets you most motivated!