Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday’s Training Tip: Read a Motivational Book


Strange things can be motivational!
Let’s face it, it can be difficult to stay motivated when you are training for a race that is months away, or when you are struggling to see improvement in your physical fitness, or when you have been injured. Reading a good motivational book can help you pass the hours while recovering.

What’s the best motivational book to read? That depends on what you need …

 If your desire to run is waning …

Read something running related such as a runner’s biography or a classic running novel. 


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Run toOvercome by Meb Keflezighi

If you’ve been injured and need some down time to recover …

Read something entertaining to pass the time or something that will instill patience and positivity.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Running the Edge by Tim Catalano and Adam Goucher

If your improvement is slow and you need daily motivation …

Read something that inspires you daily such as your favorite book of scripture, a daily motivational tip from a life coach, or browse a recent copy of Runners’ World magazine. 

Remember, running is hard.  Life is hard.  It’s going to take a little help to get through it.  You can read and learn from those who have gone before. It might make things a little bit easier.

Do you have a favorite motivational book you would like to share?  Please tell us about it in the comments below.
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Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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