Fitness is important to me. Running helps me to condition my heart and manage my weight. My bones and muscles grow stronger. I feel lighter and more alive.
I create habits that make running a consistent part of my life.
I make running a priority. I block out time for exercise in my schedule. I try to run at the same time each day. I fit it in before work or during my lunch hour.
I set exciting goals. I challenge myself to gradually increase my distance and speed. I train strategically. I keep a log so I can track my progress.
I invite others to join me. I bring my family and friends along. I ask a neighbor to be my running partner or I join a local group. I enter races to win prizes or support charities.
I enjoy the outdoors. I savor the scenery and fresh air.
I find alternatives when the weather is harsh. I buy a treadmill that I can use at home. I visit the indoor track at my local gym.
I balance my workouts with other kinds of training. I build my strength and flexibility.
I take rest days. I protect myself from injuries. I allow my body time to recover.
I treat myself to rewards. I buy new shoes or create a different playlist that I can listen to while I run.
Today, I move faster and further. I enhance my mental and physical wellbeing. Running makes me more joyful and productive.
- What is my main motivation for exercising?
- Where is one new place I want to run?
- How can I get back on track if I miss a daily run?