September 29, 2008


So, typically before or during my run I need to motivate myself to either start or finish my run. Motivation is the only way I can get myself out there to continue doing what I'm doing and so I constantly remind myself of the reason's that I run. I thought I'd share them with you and if you have other's I'd love to hear them so that I can think about them while I'm running.

My motivations include, but are not limited to ...
1. Health-my health history includes heart disease and high cholesterol and I want to avoid these at all costs!
2. Physical fitness-everyone likes to look good and exercising allows your brain to perceive yourself as more physically attractive. Not to mention, it's nice when others think you're physically attractive. I also still have a baby bump and it's one of my goals to get rid of it completely.
3. Abby-I want to be able to romp around with Abby when she gets older, I also want to be that cool mom that still kicks ass on the soccer and lacrosse field.
4. Although it usually sucks while you're doing it, I ALWAYS feel better after I'm done.
5. My back pain goes away if I consistently run.
6. Practice what you preach-I need to be a good example for my future patients, having an overweight doctor tell an overweight patient they need to exercise would be an oxymoron.

That's all for now. Add comments if you have other motivators, I'd love to hear them.


  1. The best motivation I've ever had is to sign up for a race. It doesn't have to be big or long, just a race of any kind and suddenly all I want to do is train for it. Another motivator I have is reading running magazines. It sounds kind of silly but for some reason when I read those articles and see pictures of people in running clothes it gets me pumped to run!

  2. OK so I am with you on this one. I started running last week and you thought you were pathetic. Try it after two kids and no physical exercise in between!!! Yikes I have a long way to go, but my goal is to increase the amount of time I run without walking by 30 secs-1 minute every time I run. That way the build up is steady, but achieveable. Good luck. We ought to look fab by christmas if we keep this up!!!