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8/12/11 9:41 A

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I just discovered a new motivator that is working for me... new clothes. I bought a new running outfit and can't wait to run in it.
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8/10/11 7:48 A

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GOALS!

Keep going forward!

It's worked for me.

Jeff

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Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


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KDUNN51's Photo KDUNN51 Posts: 71
7/31/11 12:18 P

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Another great motivator to run is wonderful weather. I ran early this morning and it was the best! The temperature was 70 degrees Fahrenheit, it was sunny and it was great.
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7/29/11 1:08 A

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I stay motivated by entering races (not that I run at a competitive speed). Last year I "ran" my first half and it was a horrible experience. I would have quit had I not already signed up for the Las Vegas Rock & Roll half. Even though I was having IT band issues, Las Vegas was a better experience. Last month I did San Diego RnR which was hard because I woke up with a killer migraine. As I was running across the finish I was thinking I never want to do another half again. But alas, at the expo the day before, I had signed up for Los Angeles RnR and the Disneyland Tinkerbell half. It doesn't work for everyone, but personally, there's no way I'm quitting when I have another race to run. emoticon

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7/27/11 5:58 A

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One of the best motivators for me during the summer time in Michigan is sign up for local fun runs. Does it everytime!

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5/21/11 8:01 A

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I just walked a 5K last night by the waterfront with my best friend and her daughter. It was great - good people and good scenery. If you want to stay motivated, sign up for one of the local runs/walks and invite friends. What a wonderful way to enjoy a Friday evening.
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5/18/11 9:05 A

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I just thought of an excellent way to stay motivated to run...

Check your shoes and see if they are making you feel sluggish, tired, or achy either during or after your run. Shoes make the difference! If you are wearing the wrong shoes for your foot type, running style, weight, it can turn an otherwise pleasant run into torture. Also, if you have a favorite pair of shoes that were great when you first got them, but you now feel worn out yourself when you wear them to run, you need to get rid of them and buy new.

Let's run for the fun of it.

Kim
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5/8/11 11:28 A

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Today is Mother's Day. For those of us who are mothers and runners, take pride in knowing that you are truly leading by great example and providing an excellent role model for your children.

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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5/8/11 9:52 A

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Glad you had a good run despite your allergies Kim. That is one thing that I don't have to deal with....yet anyway. I don't seem to be bothered by pollens etc.
I too...love my music when I am running, always make sure that my battery is not going to run out in the middle of a run!


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KDUNN51's Photo KDUNN51 Posts: 71
5/6/11 7:38 A

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Yesterday was a gorgeous day to run, which I did when I got home from work. Nature really provides a beautiful canvas to see this time of year. Only problem I had was allergies. I started sneezing and wheezing and had to incorporate a couple of walking segments into my run. However, this did not discourage me in any way. It made my experience all the more special knowing that I could slow down as needed and it's OK.

I encourage anyone to take walk breaks as you need them and don't feel guilty for doing it. This is your run and no one else's and you chose how you want to structure it. You're still putting in the miles and you are still getting the cardio/pulmonary/vascular/muscular benefits from the session.

Kim
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4/29/11 8:37 A

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I just thought of one my highest motivators to keep me running since Christmas. My new iPod Shuffle is fantastic! I used it when I ran the Martian 1/2 Marathon earlier this month. Not only was I unaware of the time and miles passing, but I did not feel fatigued and finished strong. I love my music.
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4/28/11 12:36 P

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If you know the secret to overcoming stagnation and boredom, please let everyone know.

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