This is the time of year when many athletes are taking a break in training, which is all good. Some people never stop and a few have races coming up soon. Regardless of where you are in your season, it’s a good time to really think about what inspires you to train or workout. What and/or who is it that truly inspires/motivates you???
For me, well, I’ve had a few months off due to a back injury. So I am rearing to go and pretty much EVERYTHING has been inspiring me. TV is rarely on my agenda, but I watched The Biggest Loser tonight and was completely impressed and inspired as the contestants ran a freakin’ marathon!!! Now I’ve been fortunate to accomplish many things in my life, but a marathon is not one of them. (Honestly, I’ve had no desire). Regardless, this feat was truly amazing to watch!
Now, if you’re more of a couch potato and think you can’t even do a 5k, well you are sadly mistaken (with very few exceptions). I’m not necessarily encouraging you to do one, but I would love for you to find some activity which excites you enough to get off the couch and get your heart pumping for a little while. Grab a family member, friend, or colleague, and do something. Go for a walk, take a hike, walk up some stairs or parking ramps, try cross-country skiing, jump rope with your kids, try yoga…you get the gist. There really is no excuse. If your health is important to you, you will find a way. Just seek that inspiration and get out there!
Now, get to your keyboard and leave a comment as to what inspires you. Your comment may very well inspire another reader! 😉