I am probably one of the biggest creatures of habit there is out there. I am a MASSIVE FAN of the morning run. But there are some days when there are, say early dentist appointments before work where a morning run just can’t happen. So how does one get motivated to do an AFTER WORK RUN?! Well…if I am speaking your busy bee language then I have just the post for you. Here are some tips to making that ‘after work run’ happen.
–A lot of you are working from home now – so the after work run is definitely made easier without thinking about a commute. I am now working AT work. But what helps me at times is wearing athleisure to work. What is athleisure, you ask? Leggings, sports bra tops. Tanks under sweaters and etc. Thankfully my job does not require me to dress up as I’m a writer behind the scenes in TV. But staying ahead of the game by wearing your run clothes during the day will help you keep that run in mind and look forward to getting out there. Especially when that zoom call is over.
–Have a mid-afternoon energy boosting snack or tea. I love having a little ginger peach green tea in the afternoons with honey because it gives me a 2nd wind in the day and makes me want to go burn some calories after 5.
–Have those running shoes and socks by the door or in the car ready to GO. Stowing my shoes in my car is a surefire way I’m going to make that run happen.
–Find a park near your job that you fancy for getting those miles in. If you run at a park closer to work you can kill some time and then your commute afterwards will be much smoother.
–Think of the miles as something to look forward to, like a decompress type of treat after a long day. Reserve your favorite podcast or new playlist to jam out to for this time as well. You are giving a gift to yourself after being in meetings all day after all. All about that self-care.
Share some tips for our AFTER WORK runners out there!