Friday is always the hardest day of the week for me to get out and run. After a long work week, I'm usually exhausted and want to collapse in hibernation as soon as I get home. If I'm training for a race, Saturday is tough mentally because that's long run day and the miles can add up. Sunday is pajama day all day, so too often I need a little extra motivation to get out the door.
So I want to start something new. Every Friday, I'll share a quote or two that motivates me to get out there over the weekend and remind me why I started running in the first place.
If you have a reason to run, or something you want to share, leave a comment or tweet at @StrideNBC with the hashtag #StrideInspiration, and we'll post it for everyone to see.
Today's #StrideInspiration comes from John Jerome, author of several books including The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running:
"Daily exercise dosage: thirty minutes of elevated heart rate, taken daily, a magic bullet against the ills of modern life. That's actually how running starts for most of us. If we progress beyond that formula, it is because we discover an appetite that turns running into something more: a challenge, a security blanket, a fulfillment unavailable in otherwise sedentary lives. Dr. Kenneth Cooper has said that if you're running more than fifteen miles a week, you're running for something other than cardiovascular health. Yes. Exactly."
What's getting you out on the trails this weekend? Let us know your #StrideInspiration and we can motivate each other!