10 ways to get addicted to running
February 24, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with running, I assume this is how most people feel about using recreational drugs too because I too am a drug addict, my drug is just running

I mean sometimes I am even like this

Hate Running GIF

I break up with running a lot, but at the end of the day I keep on coming back, lucky for me this kind of abusive relationship is actually a good thing.

I am about to “get back together” with running, and here are some things I have learnt in the last 2 years that have made me a running addict and will make you an addict too!

  1. Don’t give yourself excuses – there is NO excuse why you can’t make time to go for a run and invest in your health
  2. Run with other people – It’s hard to get out of a running commitment when there is some one other than yourself involved
  3. Reward yourself – There is NOTHING wrong with treating yourself for milestones, I reward myself pedicures if I run more than 3 times a week
  4. Run first thing in the morning – It’ll take time for your body to adjust but trust me, working out in the morning while everyone else is sleeping is the best way to start your day.
  5. Take it slow – Starting your run too fast will only burn you out and you may possibly injure yourself, go slow, just get going! Speed will come later!
  6. Run at the same time everyday – Get into a routine, routines are hard to break
  7. Keep in mind the benefits – Notice how much weight you are losing, how much faster you are going, how much further you are going and once again, reward yourself for such things!
  8. Set goals – Train insane or remain the same, no one wants to remain the same! Make sure you meet and smash your goals!
  9. Track your progress – Like any activity, tracking your progress will keep you motivated to improve. ┬áThere are loads of running apps that let you track this kinda stuff, I personally use Nike+
  10. Don’t see running as a chore – Running should not be a chore, don’t view it as one. ┬áRunning is a investment in your health, see it as a release and time for you to get in touch with your body and unwind

Try all of those things and I am sure that just like me, running will become your drug of choice too!



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