Get Motivated…Run for a Cause

Nothing beats waking up in the morning with the natural motivation to go for a run. Let's face it, after a hard days work, sometimes you are just too tired and unmotivated to do something for yourself. Sometimes, just trying to get and stay motivated to run on a regular and consistent basis can be a challenge.

So, you may be wondering just how you can get the motivation you need to run on a regular basis. If you've been wondering what you can do to make exercising more fun, you'll find some ideas below that just may help to make running more fun and a little bit easier.  

  1. Put a support system in place. Start running with a partner such as a good friend or a family member or join a community. It is great to have someone you can share the time with, make each other laugh, have friendly competition and just make the time pass with good conversation during your run. 
  2. Try changing things up.  Change your route or path that you run on.  You can run in your neighborhood, find a nice trail in nature or run along the lake or riverfront. By changing your course, you will break the mundane routine. 
  3. Run for a cause. My friend Tiffany is the co-founder of BFF Run for a Cause where they have created a community of like-minded individuals who complete virtual runs to support different charities.  Talk about motivation...when you sign up to complete a virtual run you will receive a T-shirt and bib to sport on your run, a finisher's medal to add to your many accomplishments and some other cool they will donate a portion of the registration fee to the designated organization. You can find out more about BFF Run for A Cause and how it works here:

Whatever you decide to do, remember that it is important to find something you love. Find an exercise such as running that will keep you moving your body on a regular and consistent basis. After all The Complete Recipe to optimal health is to EAT, CONNECT and MOVE!