A lack of motivation is something that every runner will have to overcome at some point in time, and it can often be a bit of a battle. But, it’s important to remember is that the motivation battle can always be won – and there are some top tips & tricks that you can follow to ensure you come out on top.
Motivation to go Running
Motivation to run doesn’t always come naturally, but luckily, there are a number of areas in which you can make changes to help you find the drive that you need. So if you’re in need of some encouragement, check out our running guides below, to help you get motivated – and stay that way.
Morning Run Motivation
First thing in the morning is often the toughest time to get up and go for a run. Not only can it be hard to leave the warm comfort of your bed, but a number of other factors can come into play – tiredness, cool temperatures, a lack of light and even a spot of rain or windy weather can make the thought of going for a morning run seem practically impossible.
To make it all that bit more bearable, try to remember the positive sides to going running the morning. For example, think about how, after your run, you’ll be starting your normal day on a high with your body warmed up and ready to go, all the post-run endorphins boosting your positivity.
Or, the prospect of a hearty breakfast may be motivation enough for you: with the extra calories that you’ll have used during your run, you’ll be able to have a bigger, more filling first meal of the day. Not only can this can make a huge difference to your energy levels for the rest of the day, but fuelling your body correctly can also make a huge difference to your running performance. Read our running nutrition guides for more information.
Another benefit to morning running is that when you get your exercise out of the way early on, the rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. If you have other commitments, such as work, during the daytime, a morning run means you get your evening completely to yourself, and you don’t have to worry about going out after already putting in a full day’s work.