Aug 14, 2015

Five Justifying Running Tips | #FridayFive

It's Friday again. As I get ready to right this post (on Thursday), I was working on convincing myself I wanted to wake up early tomorrow morning to run, instead of sleeping and running Friday evening. I know my morning run on Wednesday was beautiful weather, and Friday will be too, but it wasn't quite enough to convince myself. Sometimes you just need to justify it or something else in your brain. This week's Friday Five linkup topic is running tips. I decided I would use a little bit of what I used on myself. Sometimes, you just need some justification to get out there. I know it's not great self control or self discipline, but sometimes just is that way, and maybe one of these will work for you in a pinch.


Five Justifying Running Tips

1. For training distance

Well, 5 miles is half of 10 miles, which is almost 13 miles, so that's close enough to a half marathon.

2. For food

I know Tom is going to bring donuts to work tomorrow, so if I get up and run, I can have the donut I know I'm going to eat anyway.

P.S. This is the one I used for getting up to run Friday

3. For running gear

You need the optimum gear for optimum performance, so if I'm going to go all in for training, I need to get some new stuffs.

4. For race entries

By registering for the race, I'm helping get myself to run, which is getting myself healthy. Therefore, the more races I run, the more I'm doing for my health.

5. For my wife

If I sign up to run in Disney, that means I get to go to Disney, so I guess I'll run 13.1 miles.

Do you ever justify or bribe yourself?


Linking Up


Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!


Our hosts:

Eat, Pray, Run DC

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

18 comments:

  1. I justify my running all the time! Either to myself or my husband!! Sometimes we just have to do it because we're doing it for ourselves, even when others don't understand it.

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    1. Non-runners are like parents, they just don't understand.

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  2. I like all your justifying. Especially the food. I always make sure I do a little something more when I know I'm going to eat something that isn't the healthiest later that day.

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    1. I did the work, but also made the better choice of a bagel over a donut at work today too.

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  3. oh yes! Chocolate and shopping for running clothes of course!

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    1. Chocolate is a great one to use. Also ice cream is a personal favorite of mine.

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  4. lol... I do things like this all the time! I especially do the food thing and the signing up for races :)

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    1. The race registration argument makes perfect sense to me.

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  5. I might have ditched on a lot of runs if I didn't have something tasty waiting for me in the car or back home. :)

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    1. It can definitely help motivate it. Works for me too.

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  6. Definitely with you on 2 & 3. Will run for food, and its an excuse to buy great gear. Both of which I did (too much of) this past week while on vacation....

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    1. I will almost always run for food, to get to eat it, or for stuff I already ate, haha.

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  7. LOL these are great justifications! 5 is half of 10 which IS almost 13. I may end up using this exact justification today!! OHHH and I do NEED new running shoes - my are all dirty! Thanks and have a great weekend!

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    1. Sounds like you need to go get yourself some new gear. And might I say, running shoes can be one of the most important pieces, so you definitely should get some. It'd be unsafe to not (a little bonus justification).

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  8. I usually guilt myself into running off the snacks I already ate, but buying new running gear is great motivation to get out there too!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes I use motivation, sometimes guilt, whatever gets me out there. Guilt isnt sustainable, but it works.

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  9. Love No. 4, lol! I should definitely use it more often ;) .

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