As spring brings the world around us to life, it also gives us a renewed spirit; a desire to improve ourselves.
Unfortunately, our desires often peter out before we make any real progress – especially when it comes to running.
Truth be told, it takes a lot of drive and determination to run, especially starting out.
That’s why it’s so important to set the proper goals starting out.
With that in mind, here are some helpful tips and strategies to help you set and achieve your running
Step 1 – What do you really want?
When setting a goal, the very first question you need to ask yourself is ‘what do I really want?’ and
really think about it. Don’t just make your goal “I want to run every day” or “I want to be a runner”
because there’s nothing to reach for or motivate you. You can do better than that. Try to make
your goal more tangible like “I want to run 5 miles without stopping by June 1st” or “I want to run a 5k
in less than 30 minutes in the Ogden City 5k”. This kind of goal will be a lot more motivational and give
you something to work towards. It also gives you a target date.
Once you’ve decided what you really want, WRITE IT DOWN, because if you don’t you might as well go
sit on your couch and eat Twinkies and watch the Biggest Loser.