As a runner, who motivates you? Do you examine the race results of the elite runners and push yourself to run faster? During a race, is it the unknown runner who is 10 yards ahead of you? Is your motivation internal…to get a PR? Does your motivation change?
For me, it changes. My motivation for my first half-marathon was to finish. My motivation for the second was to be faster. My running partner, my sister who is seven years younger, is my motivation. I have to keep up with her; I can’t let my older age slow me down. My two boys are my motivation; I want to be a healthy mom and be able to keep up with them! My current motivation is my three- year old son.