Even if you love running, sometimes it's hard to get your shoes on and your butt out the door. Sweeten the deal by promising yourself something great for when you've put in your miles.
Photo by Tara Joyce.
In hot weather, a great option is to end your run at a swimming pool — or run at a park that has a lake you can jump in. You can also plan your route to end at a snow-cone stand or the treat of your choice. (Yeah, yeah, calories calories.) In a pinch, you can pack an icy cold drink in a thermos or insulated lunch box, and stash it in your car for immediate post-run refreshment.
When the weather turns chilly, substitute hot cocoa. And any time of year, ending your run at your favourite bar or restaurant (especially if you've gone out with a running buddy) is a great way to turn an ordinary run into an outing you'll look forward to.
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