Ep 75. Workshop pro. Cross training and motivation
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This episode, Holly and I are chatting to Kate, who is not only our digital assistant on Women’s Running, but she’s also - very usefully – an F45 instructor AND a yoga instructor. And she runs! So she is perfectly place to answer all our questions about cross training, basically. Holly and I are a bit rubbish about doing anything other than running, and we know that cross training is the sensible way forward, but we have lots of questions: WHAT should we be doing, how OFTEN should we be doing it, how much EFFORT do we need to put in, do we need to join a gym, and how do we keep our motivation up? It’s so hard to get that motivation going in the first place, especially if you’re trying to persuade yourself to do something that you don’t think you’re going to enjoy. My personal tips, if this sounds like you, is to first of all find something that you DO enjoy. If you’re happy to do squats while you’re brushing your teeth, and you’re dedicated enough to do lunges during work breaks, then that is GREAT. If you start the week with good intentions, but have given up by Wednesday, consider a class or meeting up with a friend to do these moves instead. If you have to part with money, or put a proper cast iron date in the diary, you are way more likely to do it.  Thank you for listening. Do please email us at [email protected] with any questions or any running stories, as we’d love to include them in a future podcast. If you run you’re your dog, look at the brilliant range of super nutritious food at ORIJEN. Don’t forget to sign up to Women’s Running magazine this January for just £2.99 a month. Just enter the code JAN22WRPOD at the checkout. Happy running!
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