Alright, short post. So recently, lack of motivation to go out and be active has struck quite a few times. Which is what no one ever wants to have, right? Wouldn’t it be nice and perfect to always want to go out and run, or go to the gym? Wouldn’t it be nice to just be motivated all the time?! No matter what you’re doing?? While since lack of motivation is a reoccurring thing in all people I’m sure, I have found a solid way to combat it… Use what inspires you. And I’m not just talking the basic answers to what inspires people: quotes, songs, etc. I’m talking use EVERYTHING. You have to be on the lookout for things that inspire you. You have to look far and wide and when you find something, you grasp it and you never let go. Look in the little things, the big things, the unexpected things. Look to the positive side of things and more positive will come out, with more motivation will follow. Find the movie that makes you want to hit the gym, the shirt that makes you feel good, inside and out, the hobby that just gives you so much joy that it’s hard to contain. Those are the types of things that keep you going, that give you motivation, that give you happiness. Because I believe that motivation is just the first car in your train to happiness, and when you finally connect it to the locomotive, everything else follows right behind it.
Till next time,
First things first, this is basically a book review post so don’t go anywhere if you enjoy a good read. Now lets be real, most people will never run on a regular daily or even weekly basis, I still find it hard to get out on a weekly basis but when I do, I actually ENJOY the run! Now, this isn’t some sort of lie, just a simple….book. Thats right, a book actually made me love running.
Life At These Speeds by Jeremy Jackson. This book is one of those books that takes your soul and kinda shreds it and then puts it back together at the end of it, but not completely. And the holes that are still missing in your soul at the end of the book, I filled with running.
Life at the Speeds is about a track and cross country runner who was not a standout in 8th grade but then once someone he is close to passes away after some random circumstances, he becomes a running champion almost over night. This book follows him as he goes about daily life in high school while dealing with dark secrets and struggles. The few friends he has made have all come by under strange circumstances but seem to want to follow him to the ends of the earth. The book ends amazing but leaves you wanting more answers, so I couldn’t leave it at that. I actually exchanged some emails with Jeremy Jackson about what he thinks would happen after the book and it really helped put my restless mind at ease.
In conclusion, this book is amazing, for those who like to run already, or those who despise it, this book is the BEST book I have ever read and my all time favorite book. I promise, you will not regret reading this book, I read it at least once a year, and enjoy it more and more every time. And plus, who doesn’t like to settle down in the bed covered in blankets and read a good book?
Till Next Time,
P.S. there is also a movie based on the book called 1 Mile To You, but like most movies based on books, watch at your own risk. I give it a solid 4/10 lol