I am often asked how I stay motivated, which has made me question how I do it too. Honestly, I think it just comes back to habit. I have been training for so long that it has become who I am—not just what I do—and lucky for me, it’s lifesaving!
My focus is on being ready, taking away any obstacle to my sessions. I get my gear ready the night before and make it easy to get to. You know, put your clothes in the warmest room in the house on those freezing mornings or under your bed covers.
I announce my intentions out loud. By telling others I am entering a race or taking on a new challenge I feel obligated to make it happen because in my head I am letting others down as well as myself if I don’t follow through.
For each of my seasons I always type up the training schedule because I really believe that if you “fail to plan, you plan to fail”. I also have my wonderful running group and my clients to keep me on the hop. So that’s it—habit, obligation and fun. That’s my answer!