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Yeah holter. I hope its ok. I hear friday. Then I hope to be running again.

"If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now".    Read this today, a great quote and one I'll recall regularly on this jo

Boy I'm having trouble with motivation. On each run day I want to quit. Then I can't wait until the run is over. I feel some accomplishment after I'm done but I'm worried one of these days I might

Getting started is tough, for sure. For me seeing weight come off and now my 5K times by nearly minute every time I perform a max effort run, it keeps motivated. Early on my motivation was my health - I want to be an active dad for my kids and be healthy to get the most out of life.

 

I am at a point where I enjoy running and it's become a habit. I've started breaking up my routine to keep it interesting.

 

You can do this if you think of yourself as a runner.

 

http://www.active.com/running/articles/9-ways-to-get-motivated-to-run

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How funny, I like eating myself, that's why I run in the morning and on an empty stomach, that way I don't feel cramp about eating a super duper and calorific breakfast, try it!

Don't give up, after the long 20 minute run its starts to feel awesome and you see your self improving in every possible way and feel like you are the best! Try listening to music, Spotify offers a premium 7 day trial so you can listen to whatever you want! Try getting your friends family to run with you, time goes flying then and you don't find yourself thinking of stoping to walk, or giving up half way, cos you're busy talking.. I run on my own this whole time but because I'm always talking about it I found my self two awesome running bodies and it makes such a difference to have people doing it with you, we did our first ever 10k and so far that has been my most pleasant run! Don't give up! C'mon be a man about it!

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I had 'quitting thoughts' from time to time as well.  What worked for me is thinking about having thrown away everything I've done since last year, culminating in my meeting goals that would have been unthinkable last January.  The idea of going back to that person was definitely a disincentive.  So I put some more POSITIVE incentives out there.  

 

I'm kinda into the bling, to be honest.  So I signed up for a challenge on the MakeYesHappen website.  When I run 31 miles in training (linked to and tracked by Runkeeper), I'll get this cool-looking New Year's medal.  They have other challenges ranging from 26 miles to over 90 miles (if memory serves) and the cost isn't that much.

 

I signed up for the remaining "Freeze Your Buns 5K" series that the Gate City Striders put on in Nashua NH.

 

I'm also scouring the web looking for half marathons to run.  I set a goal in Runkeeper of doing 13.1 miles in one session by the July 4th weekend.

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I graduated the c25k last year - never a runner in my life! I hadn't done a good run for 6 weeks, eaten a lot, drank a whole lot of red wine. This morning I set my 5.30am alarm ...... Knew it was going to be a struggle re-starting ...... But boy I feel great now. I'm determined to get fit again and run 2-3x per week. I need to stay motivated! (And lose weight ..... Again ......)

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