5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Running Routine from lululemon

Posted March 15, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder

I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things about running for me is creating a regular routing. My sister-in-law is a runner through and through. She’s up early in the morning and bangs out her runs no matter what. I look at her and think, “How does she do it?” Even with yoga and spinning, I love them, I tend to go 1-2 times per week each, but a routine is not my strength. I’m not good at “every Tuesday” or “every MWF.”

So, who better to turn to for great advice on setting a strong running routine than than the masters of yoga and running motivation, lululemon. The lulu blog recently profiled the running routine of their very own Vice President of Women’s Design, Deanne Schweitzer bringing us “5 tricks for making a run routine stick no matter what.”

The tip that appealed most strongly to me, as a runner and in fitness in general was the last point, “ eff the program – aka, if you have spare time, just go.” Often, I’m on my couch at 8:00pm and think, man, I have a lot of energy right now, I should go work out. But then I make excuses – I’m doing yoga in the morning, I have a run planned for tomorrow afternoon. My schedule can sometimes get in my way. I’m definitely going to take Deanne’s advice and work out when I have spare time, when I have energy, and when it feels good to me.

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.



    I have found that having a routine is what allows me to be most successful in completing regular runs. I keep my routine interesting by switching where, when and the type of run I complete. Tuesdays and Thursdays are short but fast runs, Wednesdays and Saturdays are longer.

    Equally important is the need to forgive myself when I skip a day.

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