On weekdays I have to get out of the house for my run by 7am. If I don’t, then my run is scrapped for the day because a) I have to go to work and b) I hate running after work. **
Because I know this about me, I force myself, even if I’ve only gotten 4 or 5 hours of sleep, to get up, drink coffee, watch something mindless on Bravo and go for my run. (And before anyone bags on my viewing choices, save it. Bravo is my spirit animal.)
Knowing your preferences, likes, and dislikes are helpful data points that are helpful when crafting a workout plan.
- If you don’t have time for an hour-long workout before work, plan shorter workouts so you get the burn but aren’t late for a meeting.
- If you have to listen to music when you run, make sure your air pods are charged so that you don’t have any excuses.
- If you need a group setting for accountability, maybe skip paying for apps or pricey home equipment and instead pay for a personal trainer, buy classes at a yoga studio or join a box.
This one simple tweak is all about identifying your strengths and working with them.
Now go run!
**Full disclosure, I did have to gut out a few 10-minute runs after work when I did my 30-day running streak. But it was 10 minutes and it didn’t have to be a run of any significance.)