Sometimes it's hard to get going. Maybe you had poor sleep the night before, maybe a new Netflix series is calling your name, or maybe you're plain just not motivated. For me, it's my twins. They usually are the reason I can't get out the door in time, and before I know it, cancelled run plans turns into a snack and lounge fest.
Therefore, my run goal is now to get out and run--with someone. I tend to run faster and longer with a buddy or group, and my running could use a little boost. So there it is; announcing it on here will be the push; in the next month I must run with a friend or run group, and if that means plying the babies with snacks or hiring a sitter, so be it.
What's keeping you from your running goal or ideal running regime? Maybe it's the shorter days, colder weather, or like me, runny-nosed twins. Whatever it is, face that obstacle head-on and get outside or turn on that treadmill; we've got this!
I have a friend that runs a ton but always complains she then raids the kitchen and cancels out the calories she just burned. I can relate; on run days I'm often hungrier!
For a healthy treat that will fill you up without feeling you out, try these favorites of mine to keep your noshing smart and beneficial.
Enjoy Life Trail Mix
Tiny Ducks Organic Dried Fruit
Make your own!
Yields 14 small treats
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 tbsp coconut oil softened
1 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle sea salt
1. Put ingredients in the food processor and pulsed until combined.
2. Roll into little cookies and chill to firm slightly. Enjoy!