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Runners, what help keep you motivated to run?

  1. 0 Would like to know how you stay motivated to run?
  2. Visit  iamarunningnurse profile page

    About iamarunningnurse

    iamarunningnurse has '19' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. From 'Hollywood, FL'; Joined Apr '12; Posts: 4.

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  3. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
    WELL, I am not running long distances anymore, I'm a weekend warrior. That being said... being able to eat whatever I want! Also, I just feel healthier when I'm active.
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  4. Visit  BluegrassRN profile page
    Sign up for a run for which you have to train.
    Get a running buddy.
    Get a dog that needs to run every day so that it doesn't go crazy.
    Get a running app that tracks your miles/time/stats and compare weekly results with a training partner.
    Make a deal with yourself that you only have to run 10 minutes/one mile/whatever short amount of time you decide upon.

    I don't like to run with anyone, but I keep track of my stats and compare my weekly milage with a few other people. Not in a "look how much I run" manner, but for motivational purposes. Those people help keep me accountable, they know my milage goals and help keep me on track. I also have a mental rule that if I don't feel like running, I just have to go a mile. I nearly always end up going for my full run, it's just getting out the door that is the mental block.
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