Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: How do you stay motivated to run? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
With everything going on this year, I think this topic is very timely. I’ll admit, at certain points over the last 6 months, I have lost my motivation to run. Here are a few things that help keep me active.
Sign up for a race or challenge
While there are no in-person races this year, there are plenty of virtual races and challenges available. I’m not the biggest fan of virtual races, but I think that picking a few and training for them can help give more motivation to run. Also it helps to know that everyone is in the same boat – we’re all trying to navigate fitness during the pandemic. Also, virtual races can be a great way to connect with other runners on social media. You can share training plans, photos, etc. One thing that kept me running this summer was the Hearts Across Connecticut Virtual Challenge. My mom and I teamed up with two friends to run the Double Border 1000K Challenge (2 loops of Connecticut). It was fun and a great way to help keep me accountable.
Set a monthly mileage goal
In August, I set a goal to run 100 miles. Because I set this goal, it gave me motivation to run almost every day that month to hit that goal. Sometimes we just need a goal in order together us off our butts and out the door to run!
Connect with your tribe
I always feel very fortunate to have my virtual running tribe – all of which are bloggers. Whenever I see their posts on Instagram and read their Weekly Run Down posts, it makes me want to go out and rock all my workouts, especially my runs.
Tell me: How do you stay motivated to run?
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