So Phreakin' Phresh

I've recently started running again. I used to really love it, but it's hard to get back into it now. I keep hitting a mental block with it. Any tips for getting through that? from Anonymous


I think it’s different for everyone, but you can always try different things and see what works for you:

  • TAKE IT EASY. This is super important. If you’re just getting back into running, have fun with it! Make your runs enjoyable by taking it slow and breathing in the Earthly air and putting a smile on your face. Explore a new park or area of town. HAVE FUN!
  • Try your best to see it as “you” time and relaxation time. Don’t stress out about your runs and see them as a chore. See them as play time because that’s essentially what they are
  • Have rewards for your runs. Like if you hit a weekly goal mileage buy some running shorts or maybe you can have a can of soda or some nice tea when you get back
  • Sign up for a race like a 5k to keep yourself focused and have a goal to work towards
  • Immerse yourself in running. Go buy some running books and watch some movies and read articles that make you YEARN to go for a run. This really helped me fall in love with running. Read The Perfect Mile or Once A Runner or Running With the Buffaloes or watch Without Limits or Pre or Spirit of the Marathon. Peruse RunnersWorld or RunningTimes

These are just some ideas. Maybe check the comments below to see if anyone else has a suggestion? Good luck and GREAT JOB to you for getting back into running. Seriously. Think of all the people who don’t take advantage of their time to BETTER themselves. You are fucking awesome and I admire you :) Happy running!


It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too. And they’ll be days where you feel all alone, and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me, that you will hold on to hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, and all the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye. But we will carry a piece of each other into everything we do next. To remind us of who we are and if we’re meant to be. I’ve had a great four years with you. I’ll miss you very much.