Motivation Monday: January 12

I most definitely tried to be as hipster as possible yesterday. I got new sassy glasses on the weekend and then I spent time drafting blog posts, writing, and reading school articles at Starbucks sipping an Americano. It was one of those days where I knew if I were going to stay home I would procrastinate way too much and not actually get any school work done so I got out of the house and into a warm place with unlimited coffee.


Now that the weather forecast shows the temperature reaching ABOVE ZERO this week, I don’t think I am going to die of hypothermia. The streets will still be super icy and my ability to walk normally without ice proves that I should be very careful about my choice to run outdoors on the ice… enter the treadmill.

Motivation Monday

  • Another reason to run inside: it turns out keeping warm might actually reduce the risk of getting a cold. It’s an old wives tale that if you are outside in the cold, you will catch a cold, but it could actually be true according to THIS article regarding a study from Yale. How I feel when someone gives me another excuse to run on the treadmill and not in the cold and ice:

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  • Hi, I’m Kris, and I’m an obsessive runner. I get called this every once and a while and I am 110% aware that I am probably considered an obsessive runner. I have come really close to the fine line between enthusiastically active runner and obsessive runner. There are moments I think, “Is this crazy? What am I cutting out of my life by putting running first right now?” and I have come a long way in recognizing that running is a hobby and not my entire life, nor should it be. THIS article from Canadian Running is awesome and really makes you take a step back and assess what role running plays in your life. I definitely DON’T agree with this one though… “.00” is a beautiful thing 😉 . Let your love of running be motivation to be happy and healthy and not an obsession.

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  • My new love and motivation: SERIAL. It was the best way to pass the time during my two-hours on the treadmill yesterday. I also enjoy that I was being told a story and didn’t have to read it (<- that sounded reeeeeeally lazy but that’s okay.) I feel so involved in this criminal case and it is going to be perfect cardio motivation.

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  • THIS list of ways to motivate yourself in the winter. I would like to add a 7th way: Read Canadian Girl Runs Motivation Monday posts. I can’t see any reason why I would be bias but it seems like a really awesome way to motivate yourself every week. My favourite from the article’s list:

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I hope if you made resolution for the new year, they are still going strong. We are 12 days in and I can safely say my gym has exploded in the afternoons and evenings with new people! My brother is rocking some of his new year’s health resolutions and I am hoping to convince him to do a guest post here soon so keep your eyes open for that! Having people in your house that are motivating and encouraging is such great motivation!

What is motivating YOU this week?


  1. Serial is seriously the best time-consumer ever. I used to listen to it on my drive home from work – made sitting in traffic so much better. So bummed it’s over but looking forward to a new season, hopefully.

    I just completed my first week of the barre3 challenge, so my motivation is that! I’m hoping to continue with it for the next three weeks!

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