Runner's Motivation: How to Become a Better Runner in 30 Days

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#17 Runner’s Motivation


Often we think motivation has to build independently from within, but sometimes motivation rises because of your surroundings.

Image in the McFarland USA movie

Image in the McFarland USA movie


You have motivated me.

Thinking about my readers, writing about running, reading about running/runners, and meeting new training partners has shot my motivation level sky high for the last two weeks.

It is a pretty obvious secret or tactic to becoming a better runner, surround yourself with running. Not just in one way but in many ways.

For example just joining a gym doesn’t keep your motivation high, the community, new training classes, and influences all together help you to achieve.

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Meet with Runners (while running and not running)

Read/audiobook about a Favorite Runner (Recent Favorite Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor)

Join Local Running Group’s Facebook Page and set the notifications to be delivered to your email/phone

Use the Final Surge Platform and receive daily emails/texts of your planned workouts

Follow another Runner on Instagram (Mamaruns365, Deena8050, SteveMagness)

Read your local Running Club’s Publications

Listen to Podcasts about Running

Plan race trips with other runners (Day relay races like the Seneca 7)

Watch Movies about Running (McFarland USA)

Comment below with your favorite way to stir up desire to run

Pick your favorite ways to fill extra minutes with running and by the time the day ends, I bet you will have gotten at least a mile in and with a smile!

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Together we grow and accomplish!

This 30-day series is a quest for me as a writer, coach, and runner. I promise to write about running for 30 days in a row. In doing so I intend to gain in knowledge and expression of running and daily life. My hope is that we all grow together.