The other weekend I was not feeling like running. It was one of those weekends where staying in, grabbing a warm hot chocolate and watching a good movie was more appealing than getting out for a run on a cold winter weekend. But now, with Runopia, I’m only a notification away from being motivated to get off my butt and go run.

Around midday I get a push notification on Runopia from one of my colleagues. He had just scheduled a run on the app and invited me to go run with him. As soon as I saw the notification, all my excuses disappeared and replaced by energy to go out and run. I accepted the invite and by the afternoon, I was on the road running alongside a friend and enjoying the beauty of the winter.

Sometimes it only takes one simple trigger to get us out of funk and back on track. With Runopia, friends can organize runs and invite their friends to join them. It’s a simple yet very effective way to motivate each other to stay active.

When you are not feeling motivated to go run, what triggers do you have to get you out of that funk and back on your feet and running?