The Most Common Running Excuses And How To Deal With Laziness (#4 Is A Real Game-Changer)

Running and jogging has a lot to offer. For example, it builds stamina and burns off calories. Despite all of these advantages, many find excuses not to run. Some of those causes are serious and need time off, such as sickness and injury. However, most of us are simply lazy and we find excuses to lay on the sofa instead of exercising.

Not Motivated To Run/Jog

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As a runner, you go through times here and there, sooner or later, where you don’t feel like going for a run. Maybe you’re over-occupied but it is entirely normal. But if you find your motivation diminishing, you may want to avoid the temptation to make it a habit. If you lose your passion for running, you lose the momentum that pushes you forward. Here’s how to deal with it:

The best way to increase your motivation to run is by setting a goal for the season.

Sharing your priorities provides a sense of responsibility, which can cause you to remain committed.

Write down a clear running goal — run a 5K, lose 10 pounds, complete a marathon, whatever you do — and say it to all your family members and friends. You can post that on social media, too.

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