What can I do to motivate myself to run when I don’t really feel like it?
All runners have this feeling at some point. Running shouldn’t feel like a chore, so look to boost your enjoyment. Try a new route, or go somewhere with beautiful scenery to run. Remind yourself how good you’ll feel when you’ve finished your run. Make plans to run with others – you’re more likely to go if it’s a social occasion. It also helps if you think of running as a part of your routine. You may find that you just get on with it without too much thought. Or tell yourself that you’re just going to go out for 10 minutes and see how you get on. Once you start, you often forget that you didn’t originally feel like it.