I have a confession to make…
I haven’t been running.
I haven’t stopped, but I’m definitely doing less than I could.
I’m having a hard time staying motivated, of still believing why I should run, or still finding the reasons it’s good for both my physical and mental health. Running is slowly turning into a chore – or worse, a punishment.
And I have no idea how to make it fun again.
Do you have any suggestions? I REALLY ought to get some new music for my running playlist (I haven’t updated it in 4 months… eep) and I’m currently trying to find playlists (do you know any?) to play while running. I’m also still looking for running clinics here in Toronto – preferably one that starts in the next couple of weeks (instead of in October or November like the ones I’ve seen) and hopefully the challenge will get me going again.
Here are a few links that are currently giving me some new ideas:
- The Runner’s World: Tips to get you motivated
- Get off your butt: 16 ways to get motivated when you’re in a slump.
- The Vault Files: Running series and Keep Moving series
Friends, let me know what you do to stay motivated, will ya? I’m dyin’ here!
xxPhoto Credit: Leah Flores