With only two weeks left until the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure you may be looking for a little motivation to keep you moving. Here are five ways to fall in love with running right now!
1. Set and Track a Goal!
I’ve chatted about big Run day goals in my previous post here, so now let’s talk about every day running goals. Each time you head out for a training run leading up to October 5th, find something to strive towards. Setting a goal for each run (even if it’s just to not walk!) creates benchmarks of your progress and a sense of accomplishment when you are finished.
2. Run Somewhere New!
Running along the same path everyday can get boring. Even if you need to commute to a nearby park or conservation area add some variety and beauty to your run. If you aren’t able to try a new location, how about running at a different time of day? Sunrise and sunset can change your route by adding some great visuals and makes your regular route seem extra special.
3. Find a Running Tribe.
Running with others is a great way to pass the time. If you are completing the CIBC Run for the Cure with a team, get the whole gang out on your next run. If you are entering alone, then meet up with other like minded runners through a local run shop or community group. If you’re in the downtown Toronto area, some join my group, Tribe Fitness.
4. Treat Yourself To New Gear!
Sometimes a cute running hat, a new pair of shoes, even some new socks are exactly what you need to motivate you to get moving. Check out your local sporting goods store to find out what’s hot, so search from home using social media sites like Pinterest. Check out my pins of running style and reward yourself with something cute.
5. Give Back.
If you can’t find the personal motivation to keep running, remember you are doing it for a great cause. If you haven’t already done so you can still register to walk or run, donate or volunteer. Donate to my walk here!
6. Get Social. Share your running successes and accomplishments online and connect with other CIBC Run for the Cure runners and walkers by joining the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.