Running Through The Holidays

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This time of year can be hectic and adding training to our growing to-do list can be a challenge. Running through the holidays, or any kind of training, can be a stressful for anyone. But there’s one thing I want you to remember: Don’t be hard on yourself.

Enjoy the season and time with family and friends. Be grateful for what you have and what you’re capable of … like running! 🙂

Running Through The Holidays

By cutting yourself some slack, you’ll reduce the stress you put on yourself. This will help you enjoy the season more and will also aid you in being better at what you do. Missing a run won’t ruin your race, but stress can.

 

What are some ways we can make time for running through the holidays?

Schedule It In
Adding it to your calendar like your other appointments helps you to more effectively take charge of your available time.

Anything Is Better Than Nothing
Don’t have the time for that one hour run you wanted to get in? Any little bit helps, whether it’s 30 minutes or 15 minutes, it will help your fitness, motivation, and happiness.

Split Up Your Long Run
Can’t squeeze your long run in all in one shot? While I don’t recommend you make this a regular habit, you can split up your long run on busy days. Do this by running half in the morning and the other half later in the day.

Find Other Ways To Be Active
Find movement and activity everywhere you go. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, walk or run either all or part of your commute instead of taking the bus or driving, take the family to the track or park and be active together.

 

How do you fit training into a busy schedule?

 

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