I don’t always feel like running.
Sometimes I run fast. Sometimes I run slow. Sometimes I run like an old lady–but it doesn’t matter as long as I’m moving forward. It doesn’t matter how fast or how slow I go as long as there’s progress.
As long as I Just.Keep.Moving.
Sometimes progress seems practically imperceptible–almost like you’re moving through m-o-l-a-s-s-e-s or like you’re not moving. at. all.
And, your “fast” may not look like somebody else’s fast.
Particularly when you’re looking with your outer-not your inner eye.
For, on the surface, movement can be deceiving.
You just may not see it.
Here are 20 ways to help you stay focused, mark your progress and make running seem like fun.
- Walk for 5 minutes to warm up.
- Run at half your normal speed (time).
- Run when you feel like it; walk when you feel like it
- Inch along with baby steps
- Run leading with toes first on your footfall
- Run leading with heels first on your foot fall.
- Walk for a count of 60; run for 60
- Walk for 60; run for 120; 180, etc. until you build up to all running for 2-3 miles, or more
- Run sideways (grapevine); (Side step, Step behind the support foot, Side step, Step across support foot); alternate sides
- Run forward in wide, “S” curve pattern
- Run forward making half circles with feet back to front
- Run forward with feet moving side-to-side
- Run to next mile marker
- Run to next tractor crossing sign
- Run to next red bush
- Run to next beach umbrella
- Run until you pass another runner
- Run until a bike passes you
- Run like you’re running on firm, wet sand
- Run like you’re running on clouds
You get the idea.
Make It A Game. And…
When you feel like you’re not moving fast enough in the game of life or business,
JUST. KEEP. MOVING.