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7 Expert Tips to Get You Running

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How many of us would like to do more exercise? Feel our best for the summer? Regular readers may be aware that I’ve been going to studio cycling since September. I aim to fit in at least one class a week. Now and again something crops up to get in the way, like a bank holiday or one of the children being ill, but if I possibly can, I try to stick to that one exercise class as a minimum.

And has it helped?  Since I’ve been spinning I feel stronger and fitter, but I’d like to build on that and do more than 45 minutes exercise a week.

I used to run and that seems like a good choice of exercise. As I drive around Portishead I’m sure to see at least a handful of women pounding the pavements along the way and the great thing about going for a jog down the road from your front door is that you can just go…even if you only have half an hour. You don’t need to worry about getting prepared for the gym and if you’re not in the mood, you don’t have to be sociable or interact with anyone. I find it can also be a great way of clearing your head. And, of course, it’s free!

HOW DO I GET MOTIVATED?

My three children are all at school now and I work from home, so the only thing holding me back is that little thing called ‘motivation’, which I seem to have carelessly mislaid.
I’ve asked for some help from the experts at sportsshoes.com and they’ve come up with these practical tips.

7 EXPERT TIPS TO GET YOU RUNNING

 

  1. Consistency is king – try and get out there on a regular basis.
  2. Don’t look for excuses not to run – If it’s raining – let the rain cool you down
  3. If it’s hot – enjoy the feel of the sun on your skin
  4. If it’s hilly – remember what goes up also comes down
  5. If you have a bit of a cold/hangover – take the opportunity to sweat it out
  6. Go for it, whatever your mood – it’s better to have an unsatisfactory run than not do one at all
  7. And my own favourite tip. Make a regular date with a jogging buddy so it’s harder to cancel a running session!
So there we have it. I’m hoping these ideas will help me get back out there are make some use out of my new girly pink trainers.
If you’re still not convinced, you may find inspiration over on The Oliver’s Madhouse which features some inspirational stories about Mums trying to fit exercise into their busy lives.
How about you? Do you find it hard to stay motivated?
Or are you a regular runner with tips of your own to add?
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DISCLOSURE: I RECEIVED MY LOVELY PINK ASICS RUNNING SHOES FROM SPORTSHOES.COM AS PART OF THEIR CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT BLOGGERS’ PERSONAL FITNESS CHALLENGES

 

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