Spring is a wonderful time of year in Alabama. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are perfect for getting outside and enjoying what the outdoors has to offer. One of the things I love about spring, besides the weather, are all the amazing colors that spring brings. Of course I am not a big fan of the yellow dust that covers everything but the blooming and azaleas make for more beautiful scenery. The only way to truly enjoy the beauty around us is to get off the couch and get outside.
We have so many distractions with work, family and all the other issues that come up that keep us from getting outside. Here are some tips on making time to get outside and enjoying it.
FIND A GROUP
Running with a group of people can help you stay positive, and maintain perspective. Linking up with other people who are working just as hard can help motivate you to stay focused. Others can give you a boost when you're feeling low, and supporting others will help you stay in a positive frame of mind. Knowing that your friends will be there waiting on you will help you take that first step out the door and vice versa.
Join in on the Fun Runs
Fun runs are a great chance to meet new people and enjoy new routes. No matter your speed or how far you can run, everyone is welcome at a fun run. Check out our summer Fun Run Series for all the opportunities to get out and get moving.
Purchase some new apparel
A new piece of running apparel always makes me want to get out and get moving. Just like that new dress or jacket you purchased this winter, you can't keep it in the closet. When you have new apparel you want to wear it. You want to be seen in it. It's very difficult to be seen in that great new piece if you are sitting on your couch. Put your apparel on, head out the door and go struttin around your neighborhood.
We have been waiting for spring all winter. Don't stay inside any longer. Get out and enjoy!