4 Reasons to Run When You’re Just Not Feeling It.

So let’s keep it real…some days are just days when you’d rather curl up on your couch (or stay in your warm bed) than get up and hit the ground running. But we all know those days don’t make champions…am I right? So here are 4 reasons to run when you have a case of the IDGAFs.


1. More than likely you will feel better once you get out there. Whether it’s short or long, you are never going to regret putting in those miles. Some days I tell myself that I am just going to go out for 3 and 4 miles and usually after that my body is all warmed up and I’ll want to do just a little bit more. It’s all about putting one foot in front of the other.

2. Because somewhere out there, someone busier than you is out running. Whether it is a high powered business man at 4:30 in the morning before a big meeting or a busy mama running around with children in tow. If they can do it, you certainly can get your ass up and hop to it.


3. To get a jolt of feel good endorphins. My favorite drug.

4. To remember why you started this journey of running in the first place. Which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. “Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running”.

What are some reasons you are going to get out and get your RUN on today?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

12 thoughts on “4 Reasons to Run When You’re Just Not Feeling It.

  1. This was me last night. I got some scary health news, I was run down from a month of a hectic schedule, I was feeling almost on the verge of a panic attack honestly… but I knew that if I ran (and ran easily, without my Garmin) I would feel better. And I did! Great wisdom. Thanks for spreading the word. 🙂

    1. Some days we just need to go out and get it in to de-stress from the day. It truly can do wonders mentally!! I’m totally with ya. Sending positive vibes and hope your health gets better! Take care. 🙂

  2. I think it’s often number 1…I’m starting to feel some of the effects of the fatigue in my current training plan towards the end of the running week and the mind starts with the “one missed run won’t hurt!” but once I’ve got through those first couple tight miles and loosened up, i usually always feel good to getting it done!

  3. Thanks for this! I’m going to remember that quote every time I get that little thought in my head that says, ‘maybe the run can wait until tomorrow!’

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