Running Motivation – with Emma Joy

My Running Motivation series continues with the fantastic Emma Joy, who writes her Blog Lipstick and trainers. Emma is a personal trainer, coach and sub 4 hour Marathon runner. She has a great personality and as her blog implies, lipstick and trainers dont have to be mutually exclusive. You can follow Emma on Instagram HERE.

What has been your highlight of 2019

It has to be Chicago marathon! One of the major marathons and in an amazing city! I had never been to Chicago before so it was a trip of a lifetime! It will be one to remember & for many reasons. Plus having my family surprise me at the finishing line was just a big ‘WOW’ moment.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020

London & Edinburgh marathon! I am hoping to get a PB in the new year so training will be interesting. London marathon is an incredible event & I can’t wait for the buzz it brings! Plus Edinburgh is meant to be a fast & flat marathon for that elusive PB!

What are your top 3 tips to stay motivated to run

New kit is always a winner. It always feels good to wear something new for a training session.
Running with friends/or a club. Running with others gives you a little bit more motivation to get yourself out there. Once it’s an appointment, you won’t want to let anyone down, plus, having a catch up with some friends will always make you feel better for being out there on those cold, winter nights!
An event/a virtual run. When you have booked a milestone or big event, you are more likely to stick to a training plan. I know I tend to fall off track when I don’t have something specific to aim for & it is very normal to feel this way. However, once something is in the diary, there is more oomph to get on out there!

Some great motivation tips from Emma. Running with others is a great way to keep on top of your training, as it’s much easier to let yourself down, and so much more fun running with others. I’m pleased I will get to see more of Emma next year as she joins the #runhappyteam


4 thoughts on “Running Motivation – with Emma Joy

  1. Another great motivational piece – joy just shines out of her photos as well as her name!

    On another point entirely, did I see you’re going to be at the National Running Show in Jan or have I invented that?

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      1. Ah, great, I’ll try to catch your talk and say hello. You’re always so motivational and inspirational, and very inclusive of all of us, and I salute you for that. I did just refer to you as “pickupthepacepaul” when I was telling my husband about the running show, and probably should remember that’s not your actual name …

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