It’s cold, it’s early, it’s still dark, and your cat (spouse, dog, fish, whatever) just snuggled in closer, begging you not to leave the bed. So why do it?
The newness of 2015 is fading, and with it so are resolutions hastily made while chugging that last flute of champagne. I’m not really one for resolutions, but I do believe in the importance of goals.
Signing up for a race keeps me motivated and gives me direction in my workouts
Making a race your goal gives you a concrete thing you are working for. Whether it’s a new distance, faster time, or more enjoyable experience you’re working towards, having a race in your sights can give you a sense of direction and purpose.
For me, knowing that I have a goal I’m working towards means there is never a question of whether I want to go for a run any given day. It’s how far, how fast, how hard do I need to go for this workout. (How many layers do I need to wear, how long will it take for my butt to thaw out afterwards, etc.)
So here are some local races to aid you in your quest for the answer, why on earth should I leave my bed to run? Continue reading “Need motivation? Sign up for one of these races” »