6 Ways to Reignite your Passion for Running

By: Robert McEvily

(You used to run a lot. Now? Not so much. But you want to get back into it. It's easy! Just...)

Imagine Yourself in Your Future Kick-Butt Body
Everyone wants you. Everyone craves you. Everyone loves you! Now start running and make it happen!

Get an iPod and Use It
Well, it doesn't have to be an iPod, but if you don't already have some kind of portable listening device, I highly recommend you get one. Nothing pushes you like music. It makes a world of difference. (Forget about watching TV while jogging on a treadmill. You need to create your own personal visuals.) Music is a rhythmic kick in the butt. (I dare anyone to NOT feel like running when they hear Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice.")

Clip Pictures of People with Bodies You Admire
Are you about to trash that magazine? Wait! Don't trash it until you've torn out the pages (you know the ones) that make you feel excited about working out and improving your body. Do Olympic swimmers do it for you? Beckham bending one? Whatever works - clip it, file it, and focus on it.

Enjoy the Focus on You
You spend a lot of time focusing on others, both personally and professionally. Running allows you to spend time with yourself, alone in your head, lost in your thoughts. Soak it up.

Upgrade Your Running Shoes
Enough with the stinky gray sneakers with the holes in the soles! Get yourself a jazzy new pair (and hit the streets to show them off)!

Think About How Crappy You Feel...
...when you skip your run. You feel lazy. You feel like you took the easy way out. You feel like a slug. A big fat dum-dum. Don't this happen! Think of how great you'll feel when it's over!

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