Thursday, March 28, 2013
My daughter has no real desire to run but she started training when people at work formed a group to train as runner entrants for the annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure. She knew I had been training for this 5k and thought she would try to join me...we always just walked it before. She's about 2 weeks into the program and she admitted to me that she hates running. She likes the idea of running for fundraising but the race is 38 days away and it feels a long way off. I realized that I could motivate her by attaching a dollar amount to each training run that would be donated to the charity on the day of the event. I rounded up a few family members to donate at least 2 dollars for every practice and feel confidant that this will keep her from skipping work outs...and I'll get a running buddy in return! And it motivates me to be an example for her. And it makes me realize that everyone has motivation...you just need to find what fits the individual.