I consider myself a runner. By no means am I a fast runner, I am still trying to figure out the best strategy to get faster, but I enjoy it once I actually get out there!
I have just been having the WORST time getting motivated! I have been running 4-6 days a week for a few weeks now. I am trying really hard to get into shape. I know that this extra weight I carry slows me down. I know that is the first strategy to getting faster, lose the pounds that aren't needed or wanted.
I have been bringing my puppy running lately. She is a good little personal trainer. She takes it easy and then sprints as fast as she possibly can. Since I don't want to look like I am slower than a puppy, I sprint as fast as I can to keep up. I know it is good to sprint, I just have never really been a sprinter. I had never really be a runner, until 2009. I wanted to lose weight and running seemed like the most plausible way.
I need to figure out ways to motivate myself to look forward to lacing up the shoes, instead of dreading the moment that I am going to lace up the shoes. I used to look forward to every run. I would even get upset when I couldn't run. I look forward to when that day comes again when I want to run, not when I feel like I need to run.