Happy Running: These 5 Runners Will Help You Smile for Miles

Looking for some help to find your happy running place again? 

You know...maybe your running needs a shot of motivation and some positive vibes to help you lace up your shoes, get out the door, and go.

Just about every runner has experienced one of those days where getting out the door is hard.

  • You hit the snooze button.
  • You make excuses (bad weather, too early, too busy...pick your favorite๐Ÿคฃ)
  • You feel like you're in a funk
  • Your motivation to lace up and go just isn't there

But it doesn't have to be that way.

These FIVE runners will help you smile for miles...

1. Jess Hofheimer

Jess Hofheimer wasn't always a runner. About 25 years ago, she was at one of those major life-changing crossroads, and the path led her to running.

She laced up her running shoes, and never looked back. And she's helped countless runners cross the marathon finish line with a smile ever since.

What's the secret to happy running?

Here's her top 5 tips...

2. Matt Drol

Blame it on COVID-19, cancelled races, and months of isolation. That's not a recipe for happy running, and Matt Drol was tired of it.

So he put on a banana costume, laced up his running shoes, and started making people smile for miles...one run, one race, and one marathon at a time.

TIP: If you want to make running fun again, focus less on mile pace, finish times, and PRs.

๐ŸŒSlipped up on your running goals? (See what we did there?๐Ÿคฃ).

Follow Matt's advice...

3. Morgan Boland

Every mom since the beginning of time knows the joy and happiness + drain and strain of raising kids.

You know...

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." All in a single day.

How in the world do you find your happy running place when you're a busy mom?

Morgan Boland shows you how it's done...

4. Omar Posadas

The next time you're at a race feeling nervous, anxious or jittery or maybe second guessing your training, look for the guy pumping up the crowd...

  • Fist bumping runners
  • Shouting words of encouragement
  • Chatting with strangers
  • All smiles & wearing brightly colored running clothes

It just might be happy running expert Omar Posadas.

If you're looking for a little motivation and positive vibes, he can show you the way...

5. Quin Jenson

It's true...

Every time a package arrives from Brooks, runner Quin Jenson gets a little dopamine hit, thinking about all the happy running miles he'll do in new shoes or gear.

He's a member of the Run Happy team at Brooks.

After years of running, he knows every run isn't sunshine and unicorns.

And he's here to help you out, especially on those days you're not feeling it:

โ€œI want to be uplifting to those around me," says Quin. "If people come across my page and see me still smiling and running, I hope they can find a bright spot in whatever theyโ€™re going through.โ€

Want to know the secret to happy running? Here's how Quin does it...

What's your secret to happy running?

Tell us about it in the comments.

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