Okay…so New Year’s celebrations have come and gone…your holiday hangover has subsided and you are ready to get back out in those streets for some miles. But what are some ways your can revamp and re-energize your running? Here are a few.
–Get some social runs on the calendar! Yes, we all like to have our RACE calendar stocked to the brim. But if you are like me you like to save money and budget every now and again. Social runs are a great way to make running fun and if you do your research you will discover there are lots of opportunities to meet up with other runners in your area. FUN runners that like to do FUN things. Don’t hang out with boring runners. You may as well run alone! The first place I would go to? FACEBOOK. There you will find Wednesday happy hour runs. Long runs and brunches over the weekends, hey…even beer yoga! Speaking of which, I need to get back to doing that…
–Get your booty on that track. Find a local track in your area. Go online and look up a track workout and just do it for fun if you are not training for anything. Track workouts can be extremely rewarding and motivating.
–Make yourself a hot new running playlist on Spotify. Or go to my Spotify and grab one of my many crazy music playlists. Sometimes music is just the thing that will bring you some new energy.
–Sign up for a trail race a few months out. Often times trail races have odd distances which is kinda cool and different from your typical humdrum road race. Something different. Be immersed in nature.
What are some other ways your can revamp your running in the new year?