Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

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Good thing it’s not a video blog this time because you would make fun of my voice but I had a blast cheering this weekend!

I was asked by the folks from the Rideau Centre Lululemon store (where I used to be an Ambassador) to help with their cheer team. Well since I wasn’t racing on the big weekend and I was actually in town this year, I jumped at the opportunity.

To be honest, I’ve been somewhat unmotivated to train as of late. I’ve been going through the motions for the most part as the fire doesn’t burn the way it used to. Maybe it’s too busy trying to burn all the extra fat I put on…

This weekend was great for motivation and inspiration. As much cheering you did for the folks, they gave you back the energy and enthusiasm tenfold. It’s such a great experience to just be out there cheering  and it’s something I recommend to everyone, especially aspiring runners.

I saw tons of friends, running buddies and clients (and many that didn’t see me). I didn’t see everyone that I knew but it’s such a big field (over 40 000 in all the races) so it goes with the territory. I chatted with a few folks on Twitter after the race and it seems a few more newbies are addicted. As usual!

So how was your race this weekend? Get your goal? Felt the heat? I’d love to know and sorry if I missed you out there!

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From all the folks I saw running this weekend, I could sum it best with this movie title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

For those that are interested in looking to change your form to something more minimalist, here is a great article I found on the ChiRunning site on making the transition injury-free. It’s not rocket science but it does take time and a lot of attention to detail. It does help you with enjoyment for the long run!

One Response to Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

  1. Thanks Eric so much for cheering my mom and I on. I am sure you know how powerful the cheering can be when you are tired and discouraged from a long run.

    Thanks to all who came out and cheered, you have no idea how powerful it is!

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