Keri is a great blogger which I have grown to love. I admire her speediness in races, and only hope to be as fast as her one day!! I love her track work outs but I do not have a track near me to try. She only lives ONE state over from me. I wish I could keep up with her so I could run with her!! Enjoy her post!
Hi Hannah Banana readers! My name is Keri and I blog over at Blue-Eyed Runner.
I am very excited to guest post for Hannah while she is away! I am obviously a runner, but I love all kinds of exercise...anything to break a sweat! I recently began working as a bootcamp instructor.
Having trouble getting motivated in the summer heat? Or maybe you are just need to switch up your routine?
Try these tips to get or stay motivated:
Don't want to run today? Don't. Take a spin class, do Pilates, go for a hike with a friend. Go to the beach and run in the sand for 10-20 minutes (killer workout, by the way). The point is, don't do something you dread doing. People ask me all the time how I can run so long because they find it incredibly boring. I do it because I love it. Find something that you love to do.
*Switch Up Your Routine
Even though I love running, I don't always want to do it everyday. Change up your workouts so you are not doing the same pace and route everyday. Try a track workout, tempo run, hill workout, plyometric routine, etc.
Bored with your runs? Try these workouts:
*12 x 400s w/ 400 meter rest
*1 mile warm up, 3 mile tempo run, 1 mile cool down
*5 x 1000 meter sprints w/ 200 meter rest
*10 x 10 second hill sprints
Still bored? Try something else: a spin class, Pilates, or BOOT CAMP :)
*Workout With a Buddy
Making plans with a friend will hold you accountable and keep you motivated at the same time!
*Blog or Read Blogs
There is a ton of inspiration out there on the web!
*Track Your Training
Sometimes I force myself to workout just so I won't see that blank space on my training log!
*Make an Inspiration Board
Mine always keeps me motivated! I post these on my wall. Just looking at them is instant motivation.
*Set a Goal
I like training for races. It keeps me motivated and focused. Your goal can be anything from I want to sweat 5 days a week to lose weight or train for a marathon.
Reward yourself for reaching your goal, trying something new or just sticking with it!
Thanks for reading!!
*What do you do to stay motivated??