From “borrowing” your friend’s dog to treating yourself, these tips are guaranteed to work.
When it comes to exercise, I’ll pick running over any other sport.
There’s something about grabbing a water bottle, lacing up your running shoes and heading out into nature that you just can’t get inside a sweaty gym. Especially not while you’re binge-watching TV on a treadmill.
Whether you’re a marathon runner, a social runner or somewhere in between, it’s a sport that absolutely anyone can do. Seriously – you don’t need natural athletic ability or a great throwing arm (thank God). It’s the easiest sport and, in my opinion, the most fun.
I was never great at cricket or soccer (or anything else that required real ability) but I’ve been a runner for most of my life. From competing when I was in high school to jogging because I felt like it or doing laps just to get outside, it was always my go-to activity when I was bored.
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But in between a busy career and settling into life in a new state, running dropped further and further down on my list of Things I Really Need To Do.
So when I do tick it off my list, I use these tips to help me fall back in love with running.
1. Make a really great playlist to run to.
I always make a running playlist filled with my favourite songs. It’s an easy way to get yourself pumped up before working out. Whether it’s a great album you just bought or some catchy classics, you can immerse yourself in the music and just forget everything else around you.
2. Run with a friend.
Good chats, great company then followed up by coffee? Perfect. Plus, that extra hour of sleep doesn’t feel too good when it also means you’re standing someone up.
3. Make a running plan and force yourself to stick to it.
Set daily/weekly/monthly goals on your phone and tick them off as you go. You’ll feel so successful each time you tick off a goal.
4. Find a picturesque part of your city as your running spot.
Wherever you live, there’s bound to be a beautiful area that’s perfect to run through. Google your city’s best spots and head out there on a Sunday afternoon. Bonus: It’ll make for a great Instagram photo. #NoFilter.