This morning the last thing I wanted to do was put on my running shoes and hot the trails…but I did anyway.
Last night I went to an event at 7 Hills Running Shop to listen to Gina Lucrezi from Trail Sisters. She spoke to us about building community through running in our area. She spoke about camaraderie, empowerment, motivation, and safety. All aspects that help to build community and help to bring us all up together. Needless to say, I left very motivated to run and to build community- to be better.
When I got home, my husband and I were talking about losing our mojo. We both used to be pretty athletic- me with swimming and water polo and Robin with running. Over the years, though, we let work, school, and that word “busy” get in the way. We have stayed fit and do a race or two a year… but somewhere along the way we lost the mojo. We lost the hard core, run and sweat because it feels so good. And it is a hard thing to get back.
So. Don’t quit.
Find what makes you happy in fitness. Maybe it’s swim, bike, run like me. Maybe it is walking your dog or Zumba. Lift heavy things or bend wrenches. Whatever it is, find a buddy to join you and commit to each other. Use camaraderie to empower and motivate each other to push your goals.
Gina was incredibly inspiring to me last night, and I am on my way to getting my workout back.
What about you?
Do you need help to get started?
What gets you out and moving?
Let us know in the comments!