Running is something I really wanted to work on this year. I want to run more, I want to run longer, and I want to run faster. Since the beginning of the year I have ran twice. I could think of a bunch of excuses one would use to not run like the weather is bad, I don't have enough time, etc. None of those apply to me. I only work 25 hours and week and I live in SoCal, I don't run because I just can't seem to find the motivation. I actually enjoy going outside and running in the fresh air. I always feel so good and refreshed and accomplished when I am done! I always feel so free and calm when I am out there doing it. I love the way it makes me feel. I've tried planning specific running days to hold myself accountable. I've tried buying fun new workout clothes that I would want to show off to all the people out there running too. I've tried downloading upbeat running music to get me going. Nothing seems to be working and I'm running out of ideas. Actually, working on this blog post right now is making me realize just how much I do need to get out there and it does make me want to go out after I'm done here. I find that I am waaay too comfortable sitting in front of the TV watching Netflix all day. I'm currently addicted to the show Niptuck which is focused on unhappy people wanting to change the way they look. That's also a reason why I want to run. I want to get healthy and fit the natural way. I think running could really help me feel good about myself. Bring back the confidence that I once had. Having my confidence back would help me make friends out here so far from home and I also believe it would make me closer to my Husband. He tries to compliment me and I just shut him down and tell him to stop because I just don't agree.
Maybe I need to be chased by some zombies or a rabid dog to finally get me to move! Or maybe I should just stick to the good old fashioned Horizontal Running.
The Husband and I are doing 2 5k runs in March and because those are fun and I had to spend money on them I know I will go and run my heart out. I love running themed 5ks like The Color Run we ran this past fall. I just need work on getting out for the day to day running. Usually, I am the type of person who needs to work out with someone else. I love having a workout buddy and my Husband is usually that person. However, lately he's been coming home from work really late and he doesn't want to workout. Not to mention he works out every day on his lunch break with the guys he works with. I need to do this by myself! I know that I can do this! Well, not completely by myself because I know I can always take my dog with me cause she loves running and I know I will always have my husband's support.
If you run or exercise frequently how do you motivate yourself to go out and do it?