Are you a runner? I think I am, but what qualifies for calling yourself a “runner”? I don’t care too much about that. As long as you are satisfied with your effort, that’s enough – you’re a runner!
After getting up early in the morning, driving the kids to kindergarten and school, it’s time for a full day at work. When you’re done, it’s time to get the kid(s) home again, make dinner, play with the kids, and so on – family stuff.
Don’t get me wrong , this is both normal and great! But we all feel that the energy level might be a bit low after a day with lots of activities. This is the moment when all you want to do is to lay down on the sofa, put on a tv show, maybe eat that snack you know is in the refrigerator?
This is the moment when you need to be strong! You need to block your brain for 10 minutes and just go and change to your training gear, and get out. Because when you get out, and breathe in the fresh air, and start running, your mind will clear all your negative thoughts that you just had.
The feeling you get when you’re standing at the top of a mountain, or when you get back to your doorstep after a run – is magnificent.
There are a lot of tools to help you get motivated. I use a Polar Vantage M pulse watch, and upload my activities to Strava. It’s a great way to get a little extra motivation. Often, I get motivated to try and beat my previous runs, and also you get motivated by watching your friends/followers completing runs, it makes you want to get out and run.
You get fresh air, beautiful nature experiences, better health, both physical and mentally.
Well, that’s my 10 cents about running. I hope you got some motivation or tips by spending your time reading this post.