Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do. -Aristotle Click To Tweet
The greatest runners are those who can perform at a high level day in and day out, even when they don’t feel well or they are off their game. As endurance athletes, it’s inevitable that you are going to experience tough workouts and days when you simply don’t feel good. On these days, incorporate everyday movement and you will start to build mental strength and promote a compound effect of continuously working your body.
By definition, everyday movement refers to at least some type of physical activity performed everyday. Even if it’s only 10 minutes, it’s a matter of doing something. Life happens and the schedule gets busy causing you to miss a workout. But when you take part in everyday movement and general physical activity, it’s not the end of the world because you are still physically active. Then, when you put the running shoes back on, you can be thankful for each and every run instead of stressing out about missing an occasional workout.
To perform consistently you must prepare consistently. Act the way you want to become until you become the way you act. The consistency of daily movement and activity is what eventually leads to success. This is really about the long-term pursuit of health and wellness and making sure we are following a sustainable pattern of running. Small changes over time can add up to a big difference. Proper planning and training for everyday movement will set the stage for your success. Even if it’s only 10 minutes, it’s a matter of doing something. #everydaymovement Click To Tweet
Everyone has 86,400 seconds in a day. Life happens fast and once the day is done you can’t get that time back. By focusing on everyday movement, you encourage consistent effort and improvement over time regardless of a strict training program. Then, when you do actually combine the everyday movement approach with consistent training, that’s when you achieve a lifetime of fitness and experience the freedom to run.
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