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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 stuff.....plus 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: http://bit.ly/2m8Q61x
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!