EP 672: Running on Motivation: Tactics to Move

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Have you ever found yourself staring at your running shoes, willing yourself to lace up and step out the door? Or perhaps, midway through a run, questioned what keeps you moving forward? Today, we’re talking about the heart of what fuels us and how to harness that drive every day.

Key Takeaways

  • Listen to Your Body: Tuning into your physical and emotional state can guide your running motivation.
  • Plan Your Runs: Mark your calendar for runs to treat them as non-negotiable appointments.
  • The Power of Company: Running buddies not only make the miles more enjoyable but also hold you accountable.
  • Confidence Through Preparation: Remind yourself of the hard work behind you to push through challenging runs.
  • Start Small: 1>0 – Overcoming the inertia of starting is often the hardest part. Begin with manageable goals.
  • Reward Yourself: Whether it’s new running gear or a favorite treat, rewards can be powerful motivators.
  • Embrace the Runner Identity: Identifying as a runner can fundamentally shift your motivation and discipline.
  • Explore and Enjoy: Varying your running routes keeps the journey exciting and refreshing.
    The Right Tune: Motivational music or engaging podcasts can be the perfect companion for your runs.
  • Prep Your Gear: Lay out your running attire and gadgets in advance to smooth the path out the door.
  • Rest vs. Laziness: Distinguishing between the need for recovery and procrastination is key to sustained running success.

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