>General Running>How do you motivate yourself to run after work?
Problem is, I work relatively long hours and find it really hard to motivate myself after work.
How do you evening runners get yourself out the door (running home from work is not an option)? And how do you make sure you don't eat too soon before you run? (I know, I know - just don't eat, but...)
Thanks for your help!!!
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I prefer to run after work since I'm not a morning person when it comes to running. I work 9 till 5 and for the summer there is still plenty of daylight left when I get home. With my hectic house there are some nights when running has no choice but to wait until after dark and then I just get my miles in on the treadmill. But, for days when I can run before dark I try to eat something small at work later in the day around 4:00 so that I'm not starving before my run. Then when I get home I make dinner for the family and then head out for my run and eat when I'm finished. Sometimes I'll sit with my family for a bit to enjoy the usual dinner talk, then I'll head out.
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How do you evening runners get yourself out the door (running home from work is not an option)? And how do you make sure you don't eat too soon before you run?