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October 15, 2020
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Running Tips - Have The Right Running Mindset

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Running is not just a physical activity. Yes, it does take physical ability, but you have to have the right mindset to even start a running program. You have to consciously make the decision to be a runner and have the right mindset that you will continue running no matter what. So many runners - or want to be runners come up with so many excuses as to why they don't run or can't get their run in on a certain day. You can always have a list of excuses ready to go. But, in reality excuses are not the reason why you didn't run. Excuses are a justification for not running to make you feel better. Sorry to be hard - but that's just the way I feel.

Everyone has 24 hours in a day. It's what you do with them that counts. You need to make running a priority in your day. Here are some tips for doing just that.

Make an appointment with yourself for your runs. Put it in your appointment calendar if you have to. If you have kids, see when your spouse or someone can watch them while you workout. Maybe you can run early in the morning before your spouse goes to work.

Maybe you need to work it in to your lunch break or after work. Whatever you need to do - do it. And, stick to it. Talk to your loved ones and tell them you are getting serious about your running. I'm sure that when they know that you are committed, they will be more than happy to help you out. And, I'm sure they will become great support and your cheering squad!

Have the mindset that your running time in non-negotiable. It's something that you are going to do everyday just as you shower or brush your teeth. That may sound weird to you, but that's how you need to feel. I know it's non-negotiable with me.

Remember why you want to run. Probably to look and feel better and to stay healthy for life. Isn't it worth it to make sure you take time to take care of yourself?

You need to adjust your attitude to "I am a runner" and that will start you on the path of having the right mindset. Once you start thinking of yourself as a runner, you will make sure that you will do whatever is necessary to stay one!


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