Someone once told me, the hardest part about running is getting started. I could not agree more. This week, my Tuesdays on the Run post is about finding the motivation to run.
I am linking up with TotR host bloggers April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, and Erika from MCM Mama Runs. They are actually blogging today about core strength for runners. I know it’s good for you, but it’s something I don’t have much of and know even less about. Join me in reading their blogs and we will learn about core strength together.
When I am not in training mode (like right now) I find it increasingly difficult to lace up my shoes in the morning and get out there. Oh, I have good intentions for a long run on most Saturday mornings. But when my alarm clock goes off, I usually roll over and sleep some more. Then head to the kitchen for coffee. And check my email. And Facebook. (You know, in case I missed something overnight!) Then the family wakes up. I have to make them breakfast. And take the dog out. You get the picture. I find anything and everything to delay my run. This summer I have paid the price. Going out much later than planned = it is much hotter than expected. It has really hurt my progress.
I love being part of a training group. It holds me accountable. I know I have a group of runners to meet at 7 a.m. each Saturday morning. I feel guilty all weekend if I don’t make it. I have been part of training groups ever since I started running. And for me, the group thing really works!
But, I still need incentive to run during the week. How do you motivate yourself? Please let me know in the comments below. Advice is welcomed!