You’ve Got This!
The New Year might seem like the distant past now that we’re well into March, but what about the New Years running goals that you set just a couple of months ago? How is it going? Are you reaching your goals, or are you finding yourself in a rut? Wherever you are in reaching your goals, check out these 4 tips to keep your New Years running goals going.
4 Tips for Keeping Your New Years Running Goals
1. Get a Proper Shoe Fitting
You’ll see this piece of advice repeated again and again because it’s THAT important. Every foot and every stride is unique. A proper shoe fitting will set you up for success in selecting the best possible running shoes for you. At St. Pete Running Company, our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting is for walkers and runners alike. We take a full body approach to evaluating your stride, your gait, and we let you know about any areas of improvement that our shoe experts would recommend. This is a free evaluation, so there’s nothing holding you back from this very important step in keeping your New Years running goals. We also have the top running shoe brands in the country for you to get your feet inside. No appointment needed, so come by today!
2. Go Where You Love to Run
If you’ve been circling your neighborhood day after day, you might need a change of scenery. If you start to feel apathetic about your workouts, go to those places where you love to spend time. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area like we are, there are some really beautiful spots to run all over the county, including downtown St. Pete, nature parks, beaches, the Pinellas Trail, and more. But wherever you live, find the running and walking spots that make you happy to be out in nature, and you’ll get a much-needed boost to help you continue striving to reach those New Years running goals.
3. Join a Running Group
Why join a running group? Because the energy and enthusiasm of other runners and walkers is infectious (in a good way!), and you just might need a little help from a friend to keep your New Years running goals going. You’ll also discover benefits from a running group like consistency, accountability, and community. At St. Pete Running Company, we have Group Run every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. You’ll find walkers, joggers, and runners who are just like you! All are welcome including those who are fast, slow, and everything in between, so you’ll find people who are at your level no matter what shape you’re in right now. We also have track on Wednesday (click here for more details about the Track Program).
4. Set a Goal You Can Reach, Like a Local Race
Maybe a race is not your goal, and that’s okay! You might just want to get moving three to four times a week, and that’s great! Setting goals that are right for you is so important. But if you think a race is a reasonable goal, it can also be a great motivator to get those workouts done so that you’re prepared to do your best on race day. Take a look at the local races in your area and find a race that appeals to you. Then you’ll have even more motivation to keep those New Years running goals going.
If you still have questions about your New Years running goals, we can help! Call or come into the store where our shoe experts are ready to provide the high-quality customer service you expect from a Top 50 Running Store in America.