Thanks for the Motivation

Thanks for the Motivation


I get my motivation and inspiration from many different places. One of the major places I turn to as a resource for constant inspiration is social media. It’s a constant stream of other people struggling with, overcoming, enduring and conquering their goals. All can be motivation in their own way.

Often times when I don’t feel like running, I’ll send out a tweet or post about how I’m “struggling or  tired or burned out.” Sure enough, I’ll get a response from someone who is injured that WISHES and HOPES they could run. Who am I to complain about feeling fatigued when there are many out there that don’t have the luxury to have such “runner problems?”

Every weekend, my feed is filled with updates on PRs accomplished, long runs completed, new distances reached and new paces maintained. It really allows you to take a look at everything that is being accomplished around you through determination and training.

I’d like to thank everyone for sharing their story. It has provided motivation for me to keep moving towards my goal of finishing my first 50 miler in December. You may not realize it, but it’s your goals, accomplishments and journey that provides me (and others) inspiration to keep moving forward.

It may not be much, but I’d like to thank three lucky winners with a FREE song. As you know, I love posting about running music — I have a whole section dedicated to it. This may not be a workout song, but it’s still great music, by a great band.

I’m giving away (3) download codes for
“If Only” by Dave Mathews Band.

 

Free Entry:
Simply leave a comment sharing where you get your motivation from.

Bonus Entry: (leave a separate comment)
Send out a tweet that says something like (just be sure to tag me and include the URL): I entered to win a free song from @PavementRunner because I inspire him. Do you? http://pavementrunner.com/thanks-for-the-motivation/

Or simply click the below button.


Entries close Thursday, Sept. 27th 8 p.m. (PST) and I’ll announce the winners on Friday.

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33 Comments

  1. Isn’t it amazing the support that is out there!? Very cool idea!!

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  2. MY
    DAUGHTER.

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  3. As always, your kind soul shines through! I am pretty easily self-motivated, I will admit, simply b/c I love running through and through.

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  4. Like you, I find my motivation from social media…bloggers like YOU! I also look to my family and find inspiration. They’re my biggest encouragers that push me and motivate me to do more.

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  5. i get my motivation from my husband. Corny enough?

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  6. Motivation and inspiration surrounds us! It’s quite amazing!

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  7. I totally agree with you that the blogging and running community is soooo motivating and awesome!!! I’m not entering because I’ve already downloaded that song…love Dave Matthews! But this is an awesome giveaway!!!

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  8. Yanno, we had complimentary posts today…motivation comes from so many sources! You’re a well-seasoned runner compared to me, but you’re humble. You find motivation/inspiration in those of us that struggle a little more or those of us who have it easier. I wish more people approached health/fitness the way you do. (Which is why I do my best to surround myself with people like you!) There are people out there that are so cynical and devalue the hard work of others. Thank you for this post.

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  9. Very cool giveaway. I find most of my motivation from my hubby and kids. But I was amazed at how social media help me and support me along the way. It still amazes me which is why I started running while mommy. I wanted to give back the support while being supported by all you running rockstars!

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  10. I get so much motivation from social media too – I love it! I enjoy following your pursuits and seeing you at races sometimes. Keep up the awesome work!

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  11. You are going to rock that 50 miler! I love Dave, I think this is one of their greatest albums in a LONG time

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  12. I get it from the gym! ;-) Honestly – from so many around me!!!

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  13. My past motivates me. I have no desire to go back to who and what I used to be. It’s happy and fit from now on. I refuse to be “that” person again!

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  14. I agree that social media is an excellent source to stay motivated! You guys all inspire me! I’m so thankful for you all.

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  15. I get my motivation from my desire to improve as a runner. I want to get faster, I want to achieve more PRs! My husband is a very talented runner and seeing him really motivates me. Posts on FB and Twitter don’t hurt either.

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  16. my mom motivates me to be the best i can and she is the best running buddy!

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  17. First of all – thank you for the motivation and for sharing your love of running!

    Second of all – Whenever I see or hear someone talk about running that motivates me to run, which is basically all the time :)

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  18. Well I just love this. :) You inspire me friend. I can’t believe your 50 miler is so soon!! Off to tweet!

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  19. I search the “running” tag on tumblr and read the posts that come up. Most of the entries are pictures, screen shots of splits, and personal stories about workouts or goals. Definitely helps me keep up the motivation throughout the work day so when I get home I make it out the door for a run!

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  20. I get my inspiration from others like you on twitter and such – plus from helping coach other newbies into the running world! Always fun and keeps the motivation up :)

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  21. I get my moj-vation from the amazing people who take my group fitness classes,especially the people in my older adult workouts.Those 80 year olds can KICK IT

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  22. The adrenaline and happy feeling I have after finishing a run or a workout motivates me to just do it! I agree with you too that i simply do it sometimes because I know there are others out there who can not!

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  23. Motivation for me comes from supportive peeps around me and also seeing how far I’ve come…no telling how far I have left to go!

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  24. Nothing can motivate me better than my mom. She is my biggest inspiration and best friend! Can’t imagine running without her!

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  25. I’m inspired by the amazing running commuinity on twitter, their support and advice makes every event an adventure.

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