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Motivation is lacking!

Motivation is lacking!

Help me...! I’m losing motivation and putting off my runs! How do I get it back?? don’t wanna quit this!! Is just dark, cold, wet & miserable for what seems like forever!!

Weight loss was my initial motivation I’ve lost almost 3 stone!!

I also have no set goals for my first full year, I now do 5k easily then managed 10k what next?

Thanks for reading!! 😊🏃‍♀️

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Congratulations on your achievements, you have done incredibly well!

Your ongoing goal should probably be to maintain and capitalise on the health gains you have already made. So how will you do that?

Running will most definitely help. Continuing a healthy eating programme is another essential. But you already know that!

Stop over thinking your runs, don’t allow yourself to procrastinate, just get out of the door.

Enjoy the fact you are a runner and plan some events for the spring to give you a training need and aim.

Good luck runner!

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Wow look at you thats awesome, Any running clubs near you that would help motivate you? or start one to motivate other people. Im still trying to improve my distance and pace. Ive just started following juju increase to 10 k with 'magic number is 10' Good luck and let us know what you decide to do !

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Don't worry Lisa, it's only four days since you ran 10k...a little rest is normal.

I am the same, I have run 10k and enjoyed the journey getting there. So, I have decided to repeat ju ju's program and enjoy it again. I don't want to run further than 10k, and it took me about 1hr26 so something to work on. I'm on week 2 and fully motivated.

Having a break from running is actually good for you, every few weeks to give your body chance to really strengthen.

You may want to carry on and run greater distances, or just run for fun. Some people join a running club. Whatever you decide, you will still be a runner and go running I'm sure.

This forum is great for motivation so keep reading and posting 😊xx

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You look amazing, keep at it. this time of year is hard but the days are getting longer. I love charting how it changes on my runs going from pitch black to getting daylight by Feb which isnt far away. Can you aim for a HM or give yourself a new challenging route? Take pics, post on Insta ( this is what I do and I am always looking for new things to photograph)?

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Goal No. 1. Put your running shoes on and get out there. Do a short run if you want. It's all good training.

And remember this is the UK. If you don't like wet and miserable you won't get out much. You'll soon warm up when you start running.

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Keep going you will put on weight and this will make you more miserable

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Maybe run for a good cause / charity ? That's how I started on C25K raising money for the strays of Greece 🐕

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First off you look amazing Lisa. Great work in taking it this far! I am no expert but for me, once I managed 10, a 10k race entry kept me motivated in trying to improve time and pace a little. Then once that was done, 10 miles was a new goal, and now HM is a goal. These are external motivators though. The internal mental health that comes with running has been important for me. Weather issues come and go, but if you are running for your own Good then they are minor in comparison with the benefits, both inside and outside. Sometimes the best runs are the ones you don’t initially want to go on. Best of luck to you in your running journey.

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Have been struggling a bit myself recently. Signing up for an event is the cure I think. Have a HM mid march and if I don't keep going I just won't be able to do it and will have wasted my money. Also find thinking about going too much gives me time to change my mind - far better to just go. Good luck, letting it go is such a waste of all the effort that has gone before

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I am feeling the same - the weather before Christmas was better and I gladly did my 3 runs per week. The dreadful weather, and trying to get back into my daily routine since schools went back has been hard. I am not blessed with safe running routes locally and my usual ones are ankle deep in mud. I have downloaded the 30 day shred video so I can keep up the exercise. I'm praying the weather takes a turn for the better quick smart.

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