#MondayMotivation for Runners

Need a bit of #MondayMotivation?

Check out these motivating running tips from Women’s Health Magazine!

“When running, let your jaw hang loose, don’t bunch up your shoulders close to your ears, and occasionally shake out your hands and arms to stay relaxed.” –Dave Martin, Ph.D., exercise physiologist

I used to bunch my shoulders up around my ears – ruined any “form.”

“Running against traffic allows the runner to be in command. Anyone who is alert and agile should be able to stay alive.” –Dr. George Sheehan

This made me laugh hysterically. I am not totally sure why, but I laughed. A lot.

“My whole teaching in one sentence is: “Run slowly, run daily, drink moderately, and don’t eat like a pig.” –Dr. Ernst van Aaken, renowned German coach

So simple!

“When going down, I lean with the hill. I know I’m doing it right if I feel like I’m going to fall on my face.” –Ed Eyestone, RW columnist, coach, and two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner

Seriously?! I have a severe feel of falling.

“Once you find a warmup routine that works, repeat it as habitually as possible.”–Ted Corbitt

See! I am not the only one who thinks this.

“Divide the marathon into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” –Mike Fanelli, runner and coach

I am not sure what my running personality is, but I smell a blog post…

“To be effective over the last 6 miles of a marathon, one must harbor some sort of emotional as well as physical reserves.” –Kenny Moore, writer and two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner

Do you have emotional depth?

“If one can stick to training throughout many long years, then willpower is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I’m tired? That’s beside the point. It’s simply that I have to.” –Emil Zatopek


And from Livestrong for men (because I don’t discriminate) by Mark Mogavero, certified strength and conditioning specialist:

But I don’t have the energy to workout…

“You’re always going to feel better after a workout than before. Just start moving; then you will feel good enough to keep going.”

But I’m traveling

‘Pack resistance bands or a door-frame suspension system.’

But I have no idea how to start…

‘Ten minutes a day is better than absolutely nothing.’

Share your favorite motivating running tips in the comment section!

Also, you should read about bedazzling your workout attire @ The Blue Eyed Runner, and a great blog about forgetting the numbers and just running @ Run Street.

AND check out how super helpful I am! @DietsinReview and @mttsm: The Most Frustrating Things Aspects of Weight Loss.

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