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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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Don't you dare give up!!! Be careful what you post on here or one of us will hunt you down and chase you with a big stick!!! Keep running - it will get easier and you will learn to look forward to your run and enjoy it. Now get back out there!

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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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Quit for five days but today i feel like i wanna run again. Its raining so i cant.

is it possible to take it inside on these days?  We are sweltering hot here, so I am indoors with fans on me.  much easier.  and can listen to music up high and not have to worry about traffic

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I've had one of my best runs in the rain. Also, view your time off as a chosen rest period. Mentally and physically, it helps to ramp down the distance a bit every 4 to 8 weeks, for one week. I came back from a 8 km stronger and a lot faster.

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