The easiest person to let down is yourself. Excuses are easy to make.
“I ran hard yesterday. I’ll take today off”.
“It’s too hot out.”
Guilt is a great motivator. If you have someone that holds you accountable, it is harder to justify why you failed to run with them when you just weren’t feeling like it.
Find a running buddy. Set a time to meet and keep that promise. You’ll feel worse about standing them up than you would feel if you just skip a run because your elbow hurts.
Hire a running coach. You don’t want to waste money by skipping a prescribed workout. You won’t want to let your coach down.
Set a goal. Keep in your mind that the goal can slip out of your grasp if you decide to get lazy.
Is it worth skipping a run when you have something riding on it?