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3 Easy Ways To Get More Motivated

When you don't feel like running, these tricks will get you to lace up.

Motivation

Here’s your cheat sheet to get more motivated and get running:

Look at old race photos.
Reminiscing about a past triumph can bring back memories of being strong. By looking at photographic proof that, yes, you can complete a race, it will be hard to doubt your abilities at the next starting line.

Remember where you started.
Don’t let yourself get bogged down by a bad day. You started somewhere much smaller, and you’ve grown into a much bigger place. Your path over the last weeks, months or even years is a much better reflection of where you are today than one measly run that didn’t go well.

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Consider seeing a sports psychologist.
If self-confidence is an ongoing road-block, looking into a third party to assist could be beneficial. Olympian Kara Goucher says, “I personally have worked with a sports psychologist for well over a de-cade now. It is just as important as lifting weights and stretching.”