how to not be a lazy runner

Talk to your running buddies about it.

Don’t be scared to reach out to your friends and family members who also run and ask them for help. Chances are they’ve also struggled with bouts of laziness. If your paces and schedules match up, make plans to run together so you can push each other to your potential.

Redefine your run.

Another trick to beat the “running blahs” is to redefine your run. Instead of thinking, “Ugh, I have to run today”, try to turn that around and say, “I’m so lucky that I get to take a break from my crazy work and family life and go for a run today.” Suddenly running no longer feels like a chore.

Think about times when you weren’t able to run.

We’ve all experienced a period when something – illness, injury, or pregnancy – kept us from running, and we longed for the day when we’d be cleared to run again. Remember how you told yourself, “I’ll never take running for granted again!”? Remind yourself how you felt during that period and what a gift it is to be able to run