The key to your running transformation is...

Mastering your motivation*

*but not in a navy-seal, mind-over-matter, forcing-yourself-to-go-out-in-the-freezing-cold-after-3-hours-of-sleep kind of way.

Look, let me be completely honest with you.

You’re kind of awesome. 

 

When you get excited about a new project, there’s nothing that can stand in your way. And I mean… NOTHING (Not even a toddler hanging off you 24/7, or a teenager filming TikToks all day).

You are an excellent problem solver, and your creativity knows no bounds.

The only problem?  It’s really hard to keep that kind of fire burning for long… 

Which is why, despite your best intentions, you often end up on the couch watching Netflix instead of going out for your evening run.

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Albus Dumbledore (and me, to you, right now)

Here's what I want you to know....

Nobody – and I mean *nobody* – feels motivated 24/7.

You are NOT  a bad person for wanting to take a nap after work, or wanting to spend your Saturday morning watching Netflix.

There are definitely some days when I’d rather sleep in than go for my morning run, no matter how much I need it.

You don’t need to be some kind of always-motivated, ready-to-go-out-in-the-freezing-cold-to-smash-a-10-km-workout…

But you DO need to make a choice.

Do you want to be a runner?

And if you do…

How are you going to trick your brain into getting on board with that?

Below are a few tips that might just help you to do the same.

1. Try The 5 Minute Rule

Many of us have a tendency to adopt an “all or nothing” mindset when starting a new exercise program.

And, when we inevitably fall short of our own expectations, we lose all motivation to keep going.

If that’s you, the next time you are feeling unmotivated, try using The 5-minute Rule.

All you have to do is put on your joggers and get out the door… For 5 minutes. Just 5.

If, after those 5 minutes, you’re still not feeling it, you can come home. Really.

But if I had to hazard a guess… 9 times out of 10, you will keep going.

2. Let your imagination run wild

When I run, I imagine that I’m a messenger for the Queen.

She’s about to deploy her army of 10,000 troops, and I have a message from her General that she’s about to send her troops into a trap.

Lives are on the line.

So I keep moving.

You can imagine you’re running from zombies or trying to evade that one annoying parent who keeps asking you to join the P&C committee. Whatever works!

3. Find a supportive community to lift you up (and keep you accountable)

No, not one of those Facebook groups where you ask a question only to get zero replies (and MAYBE a like or two).

A REAL community, where everyone shares their struggles, their wins, and their vulnerabilities freely so that they can all grow together.

(P.S. I’ve got one in my RUN with Turia program. We call ourselves the Beet Sisters – but you’ll have to join us to find out why.)

Remember: being a runner is not about hitting a certain pace or distance.

The fact that you are here, reading this, means you are a runner.

(Yes, even if there’s a little layer of dust covering your running shoes – or if you’ve never run further than the end of your driveway.)

All you need is a little consistency, and you will be out there running 5Ks and smashing PB’s in no time.

So dig out those running shoes, friend.

I’ll be waiting for you out there on the road!

But wait… Who the heck am I, and how did I figure this all out?

Short answer? The hard way.

While competing in a 100km ultra-marathon in the Australian outback in 2011, I encountered an out-of-control grassfire. Trapped by the flames, I suffered burns to 65% of my body.

Surviving against overwhelming odds, I’ve since rebuilt my life and defied every expectation placed on me.

I’ve written three best-selling books, coached over 40,000 people in my digital courses, shared a stage with Tony Robbins, competed in the Ironman World Championships, sailed a boat around French Polynesia, walked the Kokoda Trek, met some amazing people and I’ve grown a team and a business that I’m truly proud of.

And… I’ve done quite a few of those things while being a Mum, and scheduling my runs and speaking gigs alike around the needs of my family.

If I can do it, you can, too. I believe in you.

Feeling inspired to lace up your running shoes?

You may be interested to know that my RUN with Turia program is opening up soon.

It’s a fun, flexible, and BS-free running program for Mums (of teens, toddlers, or even corgis).

I’m gonna keep you in the loop with more info, OK?

Pssst! I made you something!

A Spotify playlist to help you get out the door and into the zone before someone can ask “Mum, can I come running with you?”

OK, so you still don’t think you’re a “runner”?

That’s what these legends thought too.