There are very many benefits of running. Running is a very good workout, and it is good for your cardiovascular health, and your legs. In fact, it is recommended that you are active at least 60 minutes a day. Running is the perfect way to do this. But, the problem many face, is how you can find time to run often, and enjoy life too.
Well you have come to the right place. So maybe you do have time to run, but just need some motivation. A good way to do this is by running with a friend. Schedule a time every day, and you can go running. You won’t believe how much faster time goes by when running with a friend. Working out with friends is a very good way to stay motivated and accomplish whatever it is you want to do.
Another way, which can be used alone, or combined with the friend strategy for a double effect, is set goals. I strongly suggest you try this. This can be done alone, or you and a friend can set goals and have a competition, which can really get you motivated.
The first step to setting a goal is to decide a time by which you will reach this goal. The next step is to decide what you will improve. This can be anything you want it to be. For example, your mile time, the amount you can run within, a certain time limit, for example, 30 minutes, or anything else you want it to be.
The next step is by how much you will improve. This needs to be realistic, but still challenging. For example, if you have a 12 minute mile, getting a 5 minute mile in a week is not realistic. Go in small increments, until you work your way up to a five minute mile. For example, a realistic goal would be from a 12 minute mile to a 10 minute mile in one month.
The next step is how you will achieve this goal. To do this, say what you will do, how long you will do it, and how often you will do it. For example, you can say, “I will reach this goal by running, for 30 minutes, 5 times a week”. A goal should look like this, “By (day/month), I will improve my (whatever you are improving) from (your current time or score or whatever) to (what you want to improve it to). I will do this by (running/jogging/walking/whatever) (how many times) times a week.” Make sure the goal and time are realistic.