ways to celebrate your running progress

Buy yourself some new running gear.

Treat yourself to some new running gear, such as a new shirt or running socks, as a reward for your hard work. The treat will make you feel energized, and reinforce your commitment to your training. After all, who doesn’t look forward to wearing that new, cool-looking running gear on a long run? If you don’t need any new gear, a massage or pedicure is always a nice reward

Start calling yourself a runner.

I frequently hear people say they’re not “real” runners, even though they been running regularly for a while. You don’t need to sub-7:00 miles or run marathons to be a real runner. If you run regularly – no matter what pace or distance – you can proudly call yourself a runner. Start embracing the title!

Tell someone you know will be proud of you.

Sharing your achievement with someone will make it more real. Whether it’s your running buddy, your spouse, or your mom, tell someone you can safely brag to about your most recent running accomplishments