Someone asked me about motivation this week. What motivates me to run in the rain? What motivates me to run when work email is overflowing? What motivates me to run when there is a new episode of Man vs. Food on TV?
The answer came quick, however the answer took a few different angles.
I am motivated by the obvious health benefits I started feeling in just the first couple of weeks – more energy and deeper sleeping. I’m motivated by the physical changes I’m seeing in the mirror as we approach the half way point. I am motivated to accomplish the goal we all set out of completing the 2011 Vancouver Sun Run.
But how do I get motivated? The answer is music.
Brad Challoner, the author of the linked article, indicates that he starts almost every run with Eminem’s Recovery album. And in the post he tells a great story as to why.