I quite often come across runners or friends who will tell me they are losing their running mojo, or things just aren't going like they would like.
There are several things we can do to get past running plateau's or boredom, but when all else fails there is one thing ANYONE can do.
We can RUN WITH A PURPOSE
What purpose is that?
Well that is for each individual runner to decide. Maybe your purpose is a race you registered for, or need to register for. Possibly it's to get healthy, lose weight. Or to raise money for an awareness or cause that is dear to your heart.
Maybe it's time to create a crazy excuse, because Monday's just became run to 80's famous movie tunes day. Or Rock and Roll Tunes Thursdays. Trail running Wednesday's or bring a friend with you Tuesdays:)
Possibly your writing a book and each day is a new chapter.
Your purpose doesn't even have to have meaning you can explain to others. It could be to just clear your head. Have 60 minutes to yourself, your daily ME time. To wash though your stresses and clean out your thoughts and ready yourself for the rest of what comes next in your day.
It could just be because YOU CAN, and you know not everyone is as lucky to be able to lace up their shoes on any given day and head out and enjoy the beautiful earth God created for everyone to enjoy.
The great thing about creating a purpose is, you can create as many as you need. There is no rule that says, you can only go out and run for this... or that.... You could have a dozen, or two, because there is no limit on how many lucky charms you can keep in your pocket to use when you need them!
Write them on a board you walk past several times a day, or put them in your journal. So you can look at them when you need a reason to go for your run!
Whatever your purpose, no matter how defining, crazy or amazing it is. It's important to have one, its your meaning to get past any boredom, any plateau, any excuses. It's YOUR purpose to run!
What is your purpose to run?
Do you have lots of them?
Or do you need to come up with new ones?