What motivates you when you're running?

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  1. LauraGT profile image82
    LauraGTposted 12 years ago

    What motivates you when you're running?

  2. shuck72 profile image77
    shuck72posted 12 years ago

    Trying to get fast so I can beat my personal record in a 5K.  And also, thinking about being able to eat what I like without getting too fat.

  3. jaswinder64 profile image60
    jaswinder64posted 12 years ago

    When you are running, your goal motivates you, because you want to accomplish your goal.

  4. lawrence2012 profile image57
    lawrence2012posted 12 years ago

    Whenever I would run, back before both my knees were completely shot, the experience itself was motivation enough.  I had a highly stressful day job, but running always seemed to clear my head and allow me to think of fresh ideas that I otherwise could not.

  5. Brightonbreezy profile image60
    Brightonbreezyposted 12 years ago

    Some good music, something uplifting to pump you up. Sometimes podcasts are a better choice as you can get really invested in what they are talking about. Off course, don't get too interested in compiling a playlist and actually get out there!

  6. iloveyoujenny profile image58
    iloveyoujennyposted 12 years ago

    My biggest motivation when running is the music I'm listening to. I like really fast, upbeat music so that it motivates me to go faster. Oh and classic rock like queen, the doors, ac/dc help me get motivated smile

    "In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
    -Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

  7. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 12 years ago

    The distant image of a port-a-john on the horizon. That always gets me going.

  8. LacretiaHardy profile image61
    LacretiaHardyposted 12 years ago

    I'll let you know when it shows up and I start running...

  9. mikgio profile image70
    mikgioposted 12 years ago

    The knowledge that I am getting fitter and better at running motivates me, also, music helps to keep me motivated, especially listening to songs like "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor !


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