So you’ve lost your running mojo? Don’t worry. Here are some simple and easy steps to get you back into your running flow. New to running? These tips are great for you too to spark that running bug deep inside you. (Not a sponsored post FYI, I just want to help you get out there and RUN!)
1. Grab a running magazine
Running mags are one of my biggest tools of inspiration. Reading all about different aspects of running really helps as there are loads of fun articles. I like reading the fun fact and nutrition sections and tips on how to make running easier (I’m lazy!)
Many magazines are often on offer online too. I frequently sign up to “3 copies for £3” offers. Sometimes you even get a cheeky free gift too!
2. Invest in new running gear
When I am stuck in a running rut, updating my equipment really helps. In the winter I hadn’t ran in ages so purchased a fluorescent vest and gloves to get me back out. I love browsing Sports Direct as they have most of the major running brands at more affordable prices. Once your new stuff arrives then you really have no excuse, you’ve got to see if that top is comfortable to run in right?
3. Sign up to a race
If you’re new to running the thought of your first proper race can be pretty terrifying but I promise you it isn’t and is a great motivational tool. Definitely look for your nearest Parkrun. These are free timed 5k runs that take place globally every Saturday morning. They are one of the best free running tools available to you as everyone there is so supportive.
The race doesn’t even have to be a serious one. Last weekend I did a last minute 5k bounce run (a 5k course with bouncy castles and other obstacles thrown it.) It was so much fun but I didn’t run much of it as it was boiling!
4. Join a running club
Running clubs are amazing. You do not need to be an elite athlete to join. My local one offers a 0 – 5k club so they are a great way to get social and to make and hit your running goals be that a 5k or an ultra-marathon.
5. Buy new supplements
Just like buying new gear, simply looking up types of vegan protein powders can help me want to get back out there. This is one of the latest things I have done to get back into running and I try to take protein after long runs to aid muscle recovery. You gan get 25% off MyProtein by using my referal link here. This is one of my favorite sites as a lot of the supplements I like are often quite cheap plus they do great student discount deals.
Do you have any tips to get your running mojo back? Do any of these make you want to get out there and run?