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100 Reasons to Run ... Now!

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Each page has a series of motivating, inspirational and informative thoughts and tips that can be read in 1-2 minutes. Runners and other exercisers can jumpstart their workouts with each written pep talk.

Each page in this book offers a different kind of inspiration: to start the workout, push through challenges, set personal records, or simply avoid putting "zero" in the training journal for the day. Each day, the reader can first pick the type of motivation needed and then ...

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Overview

Each page has a series of motivating, inspirational and informative thoughts and tips that can be read in 1-2 minutes. Runners and other exercisers can jumpstart their workouts with each written pep talk.

Each page in this book offers a different kind of inspiration: to start the workout, push through challenges, set personal records, or simply avoid putting "zero" in the training journal for the day. Each day, the reader can first pick the type of motivation needed and then choose the appropriate subject for that day. Included with some of the information are practical tips to make the training a bit more fun or more productive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841263458
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,386,641
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: You never know what talents are hidden inside 9

1 I run, therefore I am 11

2 Running gives me hope 12

3 To use the powers that I have 13

4 In 30 minutes, I will feel good! 14

5 I'm a nicer person because I run 16

6 Running: A partial list of benefits 17

7 I run for the sense of freedom 18

8 Running: The best way to activate the spirit 20

Chapter 1 The life-changing benefits of running 22

9 There's nothing better than a good run! 22

10 Running connects us with our endurance heritage 24

11 Running helps me think more clearly 25

12 Running helps me control my emotions 26

13 Running helps me manage pain 28

14 Running motivates me for the rest of the day 30

15 Run and receive a vitality boost 31

16 Running brings together body, mind, and spirit better than any activity I know 32

17 Running gets me "in the moment" 33

18 Running triggers my creativity and intuitive strength 34

19 Running formats my brain 35

20 Running brings out guttural/intuitive strengths and fun 36

21 Running gets the body into a high level of readiness 37

22 Running helps me solve problems 38

23 Running gets me into the right rhythm - for the day 40

24 "I've done something" when I finish my run 42

25 Enjoy a lasting sense of accomplishment 43

26 Running improves my attitude 44

27 Jumpstart your motivation 45

Chapter 2 I want to overcome my challenges 46

28 No more exhaustion 46

29 I'm in control 48

30 I don't have to run a marathon … only one minute at a time 49

31 Running can change a negative mindset into a positive one 51

32 I have a date with a 5K (10K) on my calendar, and I must prepare 53

33 I want to finish a Marathon or Half Marathon 55

34 When I can't make a decision, I run 57

35 Turning a negative into your positive: Hills, strong wind, rain 58

Chapter 3 I run for rewards 60

36 To feel the bounce of a new pair of shoes 60

37 I'm running so I can take the family to Disney World 62

38 I'll reward myself with a new outfit 63

39 I run for chocolate 64

40 I run for wine 65

41 My story: I ran for ice cream 66

42 Reward: A running retreat or running school 67

43 My run earns me a special snack 68

44 Running allows me to enjoy my music even better 70

Chapter 4 I run to erase stress 72

45 Stressed? Get out and run! 72

46 A morning run gets me awake, alive and ready for the day 74

47 A noontime run erases morning stress and clears the head 76

48 An evening run erases the stress of the day 78

Chapter 5 I run to improve and feel better 80

49 I run so that I can glide 80

50 A quicker cadence picks up my spirit 83

51 Long runs are "health injections" 85

52 I want to keep my joints active now and 30 years from now 86

53 I want to run faster 89

54 I want to beat my obnoxious, bragging neighbor 91

Chapter 6 I run because I am Inspired 92

55 I am inspired by Billy Mills 92

56 I am inspired by Lee Kilpack: Racing cancer 95

57 I am Inspired by Mavis Lindgren: Marathon records after age 80 96

58 I am inspired by Dave Wottle: Don't give up 97

59 I am inspired by Lasse Viren: When you get knocked down, get up 98

Chapter 7 I want to be a role model/help others 100

60 To be an example to my children 100

61 To exercise with my children/grandchildren 102

62 To help a friend get into running 103

63 Run for a cause 105

64 Run to end breast cancer 106

Chapter 8 To spend quality time with friends 108

65 I enjoy the social time with my running group 108

66 Running helps to "talk things out" 110

67 Challenge a friend to a race 111

68 The special bond that occurs during a run 112

69 Run with a friend or spouse who is slower 112

70 Run with a friend who is faster 113

71 A long-running friendship 114

72 Racing my friend/rival in a virtual race 116

73 To be with my friends - my training group 117

Chapter 9 To explore 118

74 Exploring new cities 118

75 Running in new places 119

76 To explore my home "territory" 120

77 A destination race - history, scenic 121

78 The invigoration of running on a trail 123

79 Run through an interesting neighborhood 124

80 Run a famous race course 125

81 Run the original marathon 126

Chapter 10 To be all that I can be 128

82 To put myself to the test - time goal 128

83 Not being afraid to fail 130

84 To deal with challenges 132

85 Finishing a tough workout 134

86 When you start to "lose it" in a tough race 136

87 I have a secret weapon: I know my current potential 138

88 To prepare for my goal 141

89 To set my own personal record 142

90 To break through previous distance barriers 143

91 I want to feel the wind on my face 145

92 To push my limits 146

93 I love pushing back the speed barriers 147

Chapter 11 To have fun 148

94 To run with a friend 148

95 To write my novel 150

96 To win my Olympic medal 151

Chapter 12 To gain control over my weight 152

97 Do I run to eat or eat to run? 152

98 I run to control my food intake 154

99 I run so that I can burn off some fat 155

100 I run to cut down on reflex eating 158

Credits 162

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