6 Common Running Excuses and How to Overcome Them

There are a lot of reasons you can use to not run.

Some of those reasons, like sickness and injury, are serious and require time off. Most of us, though, have a rolling list of self-imposed reasons to keep us inside and, most likely, lounging on the couch. Before we know it, our running shoes are hiding in the closet, that GPS watch is gathering dust in the drawer and what was once a regular running routine is now a distant memory.

To help keep those running routines on track, we spoke to Emmett Williams, a fitness expert and the president of MYZONE, a heart rate tracker and app. Williams, who says he constantly hears the same reasons for why people have given up on running, delivers advice on how to tackle even the most stubborn thoughts.

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