Even I struggle with getting out of bed on a cold morning or trying to make time to hit up the YMCA after a long day at work, but there are ways to help make it a little easier. For me having accountability partners, sticking to a balanced diet and keeping the end goal in mind are vital. You may find in your training that there are tricks that you have to keep yourself on track, remember them! you might also find that those same tips and tricks can roll over into other aspects of your life.
Good news: joining the 10k Team has already given you a group to rely on! This week when you come out to training, I challenge you to not wear your headphones and meet some new training pals. When you are out there running or walking, chat someone up about their week or ask them why they joined the team. I have made some of my best friends on training teams. It not only makes the time fly but it makes training a social event you can look forward to each week.
Use those relationships to keep you motivated during the week. Make a plan to meet at your local YMCA twice a week, once for a class and once for a midweek run. Call, text or let them know before you plan on not showing up….they may help you think twice. And I can tell you from experience that race day is always better with a buddy and someone who helped you along the way.
Given the spirit of love this month, grab your loved one or buddy and sign up today!