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  • 20 Strategies to Help Motivate You When You Don’t Feel Like Running

    There’s a famous sporting goods company that uses the slogan “Just do it!” While this mindset may work for some, it certainly doesn’t work for everyone. Even the most determined athletes face stretches in their training where they struggle for motivation. Maybe it’s cold or hot or rainy, maybe you had a tough day at work, or didn’t get much sleep the night before, or maybe the kids have been a challenge, or maybe there is a ton of work to do around the house. For one reason or another, sometimes we just don’t feel like going for that run…
    Category: Running
  • THE ACCOUNTABILITY FACTOR: HELPING YOU RUN WHEN DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

    We have all been there at some time in our lives. We have the best intentions to run or workout or diet, or whatever it is you want to do, but suddenly (or gradually) we are losing the motivation to do so. We try giving ourselves a pep talk, but it just isn’t working. We come up with lots of excuses why we can’t go for a run- I’m exhausted from the kids, I had a bad night’s sleep, I’m sore from yesterday’s run, I’ve got a cough, work was so tough today, it’s too hot, it’s too cold…. And…
    Category: Running
  • Seven Running Hacks to Beat the Extreme Heat and Humidity

    As I write this post, the Real-Feel temperature on my weather app says it feels like 101 degrees outside. Tomorrow, it is supposed to reach a Real-Feel high of 109 degrees, and the day after, 107 degrees. While this is an extreme heatwave for where I live, excessive heat and humidity is something most runners face all over the US and the world. So, how can a runner combat these extreme conditions?  I want to share seven runner’s hacks to help you cope with extreme heat and humid conditions. But before we dive into the hacks, remember to be safe!…
    Category: Running, Safety
  • Top 10 Safety Tips Every Runner Should Follow

      Running is a great sport and fitness activity that many of us enjoy. But whether you are a seasoned runner or new to running, it is easy to focus on your time, your form, getting ready for your next race, just enjoying the outdoors, or rocking out to some great music, and overlook many issues associated with ones safety while out running.  It is a topic many of us do not like to think about, and a shame some aspects of it even needs to be discussed, but it is very important and one that should not be ignored.  In…
    Category: Biking, Running, Safety
  • Why do Runners Run? Why do YOU run?

    How often do you get asked the question, “Why do you Run?” Usually it is from a non-runner who does not understand why you take the time and energy to go out and run.  Often you hear the question on very hot or cold days, windy or rainy days, days where you ran very early or late at night, or after a long or hard run where you look exhausted.  The average non-runner just cannot seem to grasp why you do it, and normally it is asked in a way the really means, “Why are you so crazy and possessed…