1. Define your goals
One of the biggest challenges runners face is simply getting out the door. Having a goal to work toward can help give you the extra nudge you need on days when motivation is low. Think about what pushed you to start running in the first place. Maybe you want to finish your first 5K, are trying to spend more time outside, or are looking for a new social group.
Try to come up with a specific, measurable goal that relates backs to what initially inspired you to run. Having a specific goal not only gives you an incentive to get out the door, it reminds you to celebrate your progress and commitment to running. Although COVID has placed limitations on connecting in-person, there are still plenty of ways to work towards your goals! Look for a virtual challenge on Strava or look for virtual or in-person training programs through your local Fleet Feet. Every runner struggles with motivation sometimes. Reflect back to your goals as additional inspiration to keep you moving on the rough days.