We all have that one friend we secretly believe must not sleep because how else could they possibly work full-time, volunteer, stay in amazing shape through daily runs and do it all with style? Sure, they may have super powers, but it's much more likely they're getting a full night of sleep because they know it's crucial to helping them perform their best at everything they do.
So if you also want to become a superhero who manages to run every day, here are five more ways to make sure your workouts happen:
1. Dedicate time and make a daily commitment.
Maybe you love the idea of running a marathon, but your current work and family obligations already have you feeling frenzied. Instead of overbooking yourself and insisting you register for a race, plan a training schedule and juggle other responsibilities, be honest with yourself and only commit to things you can truly give 100% to. If you don't, it's a surefire way to find yourself skipping out on runs.
If you aren't ready to commit to the training schedule, don’t beat yourself up — just readjust your current plan. Maybe you can squeeze in enough workouts to train for a 5 or 10K. Even though these are shorter races, having a more attainable goal will keep you committed to daily runs, and you can use these to build up to a marathon when you do have the time.
2. Plan to win.
There’s a reason the quote, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail" is so popular ... because it's true. Similarly to the first thing on this list, if you don't take the time to plan and commit to a daily run, chances are you won't do it. This goes beyond having a training plan; make sure to take additional steps to head off any obstacles: