I wanted to write about this theme for so long. Because finding motivation to run or just to be active is hard for me. I have been working hard. I wanted to find a reason to do what I want to do. I wanted to find the stimulation and inspiration to move. I wanted to do it myself. And that’s what I did.
My motivation strategy
Setting a Goal:
This is the vision that I have in life. I need to compromise to what I set and make it happen.
Those throwback photos when you look your best and your worst. This one hit me hard sometimes. Is hard for me to see those photos and realize that I have been there before, so that is the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone and change what it need to be change.
This one I experience it recently. Yesterday for my run I was trying to look for excuses to not run. So I stopped myself and search a video in youtube. To find something inspiring. There was not one, not two ; there was more than I can imagine to see. Just for that reason I went for a run.
This one is the most I use. I can say that I’m a collector of motivational running quotes. Those sentences and phrases give me the push that I need in the moment I search for it. Try it!!
In all my life I haven’t read like I’m reading these days. I read more about romance, but recently someone gave me the idea to read about running. So that is what I’m doing. Reading blogs, magazines and books.
Follow the inspiration:
There is a lot of platforms to follow other people. Follow that runner, that sport, that team. etc… They help you, believe me. When I saw those photos for example in instagram about the pace, the distance and the time. Is a good boost of passion that blow into my veins. I don’t know how to explain it. Hope you understand me.
Write down a log:
Sometimes I use this platform to keep those memories about the journey I’m having. I also found an other good way to stay motivate and is via calendar. Yep a calendar. I write down the miles, when I run, when I rest or do any cardio..etc
Just listening the rhythm then feel it in your soul. And GO!
Question: What is your motivation stragety?
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15 thoughts on “My motivation strategy”
Looking through IG posts definitely inspires me to run more. 🙂
What is my motivation strategy? blogs like yours 🙂 x
These are all good ideas.
Accountability & staying focused on my goals
True! Stay strong!!! Good Luck!
We also use reading running books as a strategy to stay motivated! What are some of your favorite running books?
I’m currently reading Once a Runner. Is my first book about running! I usually read magazine. Do you have any recommendations for me?
We’ve never heard of that one – we’ll check it out!
We both really love Born to Run. It will change the way that you think about running, food, shoes…everything.
Nice! You are the second person that tell me about that book. I will add it to my reading list! Thanks
Definitely. McDougall’s Born To Run is my top recommendation, as well as Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run. I read both when I just started getting into run and was devouring every running magazine, book and blog. The Runners World Big Book of Marathon Training is also a great read for running nerds (like I am) and it’s about running your best race, whatever the distance. I also have Shut Up And Run by Robin Arzon checked out from the library right now and it’s a good, easy read.
I will check them out. Thanks!!!
Hey CP. You inspired this post so I thought I would share it with you : -)
Let me see… !!! 😊😉
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