Jogging motivation

Filed in Physical by on March 18, 2021 0 Comments

I took the photos (above) on different days. Rain and shine.

I got a little muddy jumping in the puddles.

Did you know that jogging can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 45% ? Yes. That is correct, 45%! A 15-year study was published in 2014 by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. They had over 50,000 participants.

Some days I just feel like being a couch potato.

Or about as motivated as my cat.

Then I throw on some shoes, grab my music listening device, setup some music, and go for it.

I’m really grateful for the surrounding parks! I’ve jogged in many different parts of the world, all with different climates.

Alaska is simply bitter cold. Iceland is dry and extremely windy. Dry climates cause the nose to start bleeding for apparently no reason. Colder days require layering up. Wearing multiple layers of thin clothing is better than 1 large jacket. The hot climates are easy– wear less. Heat should be allowed to escape, otherwise it creates a greater risk of heat exhaustion.

If you are interested in your long-term health, diet is very important. Being consistent over the years is the hardest part of running. It’s not something I just started. I’ve been jogging for over 36 years, (I did however just start blogging.) Jogging for the long-term requires trying new things and finding what works for you. What keeps you motivated especially when there isn’t anyone else to motivate you.

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