What’s between the person we want to be and the person we are? Excuses. Every day we find reasons not to do anything by pretending that it is justified. When you walk, it’s no different: We have all tried to push ourselves before a planned run – but if you want to find your motivation to run again, you should throw your excuses overboard!
Explanation No 1: “I’m not motivated.”
The mother of all excuses. In fact, it’s all about finding the motivation you need. Think about what drives you, and keep your goals in mind. If you walk to feel better, but you have trouble finding the discipline you need, create your own training plan or use a plan in your running app. Share your project with friends – as soon as others know; it’s easier for you to stay in the ball and reach your goal. If you want to go one step further, arrange with friends to run, or find a running community. If you fail a training, you will abandon not only you and your goal but also others. And if you don’t just want to do something good for yourself, you can also do something good for others as an extra motivation: Thousands of people are running year after year to collect donations for other people. This background motivates them to stay true to their schedule.
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Explanation No 2: “It is too cold/hot/wet/windy.”
The age of technology did not stop with running clothes either: Clams for all conditions make it easy for you to go out in any weather. Today, you will find weatherproof equipment in all price ranges – and for some items, it is worth investing in good quality so that you can’t get lost in the last minute of unstable weather.
Explanation No 3: “I don’t want to walk.”
No one should claim that “running is not his job.” Humanity has always been going by evolution, and we’re doing it, especially for long distances. If you can cool your body over sweating, you have a soccer bow that looks like a feather, and a big toe that points in the same direction as your other toes — you’re biologically made for long-distance walking. You see: Everyone can start jogging. In addition, running training can be useful for beginners to learn the right running technique. In addition: How should you ever become a better runner if you don’t practice?
Explanation No 4: “Running is boring.”
My parents have always told me that only boring people get bored. I still think that this is an unfair lump sum, but you can easily become creative as you walk. Think of the runners who ran (and won) against the London Underground. Or those runners who run with DJs and colorful colors. Or the runners of the Marathon de Medoc, who stop at 23 drinking stations on the way. Or those who run away from flesh-eating zombies and the apocalypse. Explain to them that running is boring.
Explanation No 5: “I don’t have time.”
You have time. Even if you take 20 minutes every other day and walk around, you will soon feel the positive effects. I’m sure you have enough time.
Explanation No 6: “I’m too tired”
You may think that each of us wakes up energy for the day in the morning with a certain amount of power – that’s not true. When running, it’s the exact opposite: If you spend energy on this, you can recharge your energy by releasing endorphins in your brain. Another practical side effect is improved sleep quality, which in turn provides more energy the next day. This allows you to use your energy more efficiently and enjoy the stimulating effect of running.
Explanation No 7: “I’m too stressed”
There is countless evidence that running keeps us mentally healthy. (1) Take every (running) step as a step towards more vigilance. Learn how to enjoy running – it’s not only about the finish line, but also about how to get there!
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About Kate Sutton:
Kate is an athlete and convinced that they have done sport and running what she is today. In the 1960s, she was a member of the United State Army. Their sporting successes have helped Kate to master other things better in her life.