|Motivation on my desk...from Summer Sanders and Bill Bowman|
3. I'm loving being back on the roads and WANTING to run. It feels like such a major shift from last fall when I was going through the motions training for a marathon. I know this is the kind of attitude and feeling that will yield PRs and happy races.
4. 18 tips to staying healthy all year via Competitor - I doubt that most runners have issues with seasonal motivation (i.e., the usual new years resolution crowd at the gym January-mid March), but I found some good tips in this article. It mentions 30 day challenges, logging miles, and eating better. These are three specific things/goals I've been working on in 2015 and I'm happy to say they're going well so far!
5. Rediscovering my speed - I was chatting with my friend Lisa and we were lamenting how quickly you can lose speed when you're not actively training. Fitness (and really I mean general endurance) stays around a lot longer than speed. After my post-marathon break, I was starting to wonder if I would ever run 8's again and even more so, a 7-something mile when running "fast." Imagine my delight when I found both in the last two weeks - weeknight runs averaging 8:35-8:40 pace and a fast 7:35 mile on the treadmill last Thursday. It takes time, but I'm finally getting back there!
What's rocking your running world now?