Monday, January 30, 2012

Inspiration

For today's post, how about a list? Things that inspire me to tie on the running shoes:

  • New running clothes.
  • Passing runners on my drive home from work.
  • DailyMile weekly running reports.
  • Perfect running weather.
  • Sitting all day. (This doesn't happen often, but on those rare teaching days that involve sitting, my legs are screaming for a run.)
  • My favorite jeans fitting just perfectly.
  • Looking at my running pictures.
  • Reading other running blogs or magazines. (Someday I'll hopefully remember to post some links here!)
  • Seeing other friends' running updates on twitter/facebook.
  • Music. (I always start a run on the same song, so it's become a trigger for me!)
  • Having a running dream.
  • Sore legs.
  • A bad day.
  • Adding songs to my running playlist.
  • Comments on my running updates on FB.
  • Looking at my 2009 running log on Nike+.
These are just a few...there's sure to be more that come to mind on my run tonight. What are your motivations, fellow runners?

ABK

2 comments:

Kimbo said...

what kind of music do you listen to on your runs?

ive been lacking serious motivation lately. :( i was sick & now i cant seem to get back into it!

kim

Ali said...

I have such a wide and crazy selection of music. When running alone, I really prefer "angry" music. My favorites are "Closer to the Edge" by 30 Seconds to Mars and "The Way I Am" by Eminem. (Hilarious, right?)

I also like certain Florence & The Machine songs for running, as well as The Bravery ("Hatefuck" is my power song), Lit, 3Oh!3, Chevelle, some of the newer Matchbox Twenty ("How Far We've Come" is a good one), and Mary J. Blige (particularly "Work That").

Here are some links to good playlists, too:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/music/popular-playlists/our-best-workout-playlists/?page=1

http://jog.fm/popular-workout-songs