I found heaps of helpful and interesting sites, lots of fit bods are keen to offer their advice to wannabe runners and cyclists. Weirdly enough, I checked out a site called HowStuffWorks.com and found a bunch of cool tips on maintaining your motivation to run. One very pertinent gem of advice in particular was to Register for a Race. And I couldn't agree more! Sure there are other tips like buying new shoes, which is nice if you can afford them, but if your current pair are hanging in there, then save yourself a couple hundy and get involved with The Icebreaker Quickie in the Forest. Actually come to think of it, I should try get a sponsor onboard to donate a pair of runners for a prize! - another to do for today.
Anyhoo, a goal - very important indeed. Something to work towards, it can be something small (like the Quickie event) which you chip away at every day, a 3km jog today, a 10km bike tomorrow. One thing I've always struggled with is the solidarity of training, I love being around people and find it really helpful to train with others. But my friends just aren't into exercise (except you Jon!) or even playing sports, so it's usually solely my responsibility to drag my ass up and chuck on my sneaks and head out. What I'm trying to say is, if you've got an actual goal to work towards, this can help you with motivation to get out and train. So I encourage you to give The Icebreaker Quickie in the Forest a go, as an individual or as a team, it'll be well worth it.