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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 29: Find your motivation to run

We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

With only two days left until summer, today’s challenge is all about finding ways to keep yourself going afterwards: Find your motivation to run!

That means that today, we want you to do something to ensure you keep going for another 30 days after this. Maybe that means signing up for a race that will require you to keep up your training. Maybe that means coming up with daily reminders for yourself to stay active each day. Whatever you do, do something you know you can stick to.

30 Days to Summer Fit: Find your running motivation

Here’s our suggestions for how to stay motivated and stave off the boredom for your runs/walks:

Find a buddy. Really, having a friend keeping you accountable is great for a lot of reasons (not the least of which is a bit of friendly competition on the Fitbit leaderboard). But having someone to go with you also means you have someone to talk to. Going for walks/runs with friends is a great way to catch up, too!

Try interval training. We had a challenge about this earlier. But whether or not you finished that day’s challenge, try something similar to shake up your workouts and keep yourself interested.

Go outside. If you usually walk or run on a treadmill, take it outside for a change. Leaving the gym can mean a new scene, or even exploring a new area you don’t usually frequent.

Listen to music/a podcast. Finding the right tunes can turn a run into a dance party, but not everyone is into listening to music when they run. If you’re one of those people, try finding an interesting podcast instead to keep your mind occupied.

Set a goal. We mentioned signing up for a race earlier in today’s post, which is a great way to keep yourself lacing up your running shoes again and again. But even if you’re not ready to sign up for a race yet, try setting your own goals on distance, speed, or time spent running without a break!

What keeps you motivated? Share with others in the comments, or using #30DaysToSummerFit!

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