How To Stay Inspired While Running | Stephen Coleclough
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How To Stay Inspired While Running

How To Stay Inspired While Running

Running is hard work at the beginning.

Some people might even argue that it’s hard work at any given point.

However, there are ways to stay inspired during running which some people don’t know about, and they do help with making sure that you don’t crash out and lose the drive to keep running.

Go with a friend

One of the first and easiest ways for people to stay inspired while they’re running is to go with a friend.

It is worryingly easy to be running by yourself and to lose inspiration and come home early.

A friend helps to distract from the uncomfortable nature of running, and ensures that you do exactly what you set out to do without quitting, and they’re not to be underestimated.

Remember why it is you’re running

We know that it sounds obvious, but sometimes the only way to keep going is to dig deep and remind yourself why.

Why is it that you’re out and about at 7:30 in the morning when everyone else is still in bed.

Why it is that you’re pushing yourself past the limits.

Most people usually have an ideal body image or a very good reason why it is that they’re still doing this, and it genuinely does help you when it comes to saying motivated.

Reward yourself

One of the best ways that you can ensure that you keep running or exercising is to introduce a reward system.

We’d advise against a food-based reward, however, as this can impact your fitness and diet.

However, perhaps something like allowing yourself to watch the latest episode of a TV series, or taking a nice hot bath and relaxing afterwards.

In either instance, it gives you the motivation to keep going and to keep trying.

Start out small

If you can’t run from the get-go, that’s okay!

You should never feel discouraged because you can’t run the whole way.

A good way to stay motivated is to start at the beginning.

Walking for the entire session one day, and then running for 10 minutes the next.

If you build up your stamina and ability, you start to get a real sense of accomplishment, and you feel like you can do this, which is how you should feel.

Overall, these are just a few ways that you can stay motivated while you’re running.

We appreciate that it is going to be a long and difficult journey for a lot of people.

However, we’d like you to remember that you can do this.

You can run that extra mile.

You can do anything you want to do if you just keep focused and remember that the only limits are the ones you put on yourself.

Running is something that people have been doing for years, and it doesn’t require any special equipment or money.

You just need an open space, and the will to keep going.

And that will is something everyone has inside of them; you just need to dig deep and remember why you’re doing this.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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