Congratulations, you’ve just crossed the finish line of a big race. The months of preparation and training have finally paid off. Celebrating a race positively rewards your actions and keeps you motivated. But when it comes to post-race celebration, you may be stumped for ideas. Well, it depends on your personal preference. Whatever you choose, you should make sure it’s something you find pleasurable. Here are great ways to celebrate a successful running race.
Treat yourself with new running gear
There’re so many things you can buy to add value to your training. It could be a pair of shoes, running watches, vests, tops, headphones, etc. When you buy new running gear, you’ll want to use it for the next race. This will motivate you to keep running.
Going to see your favorite sport
Let’s face it: everyone has their favorite sport. Maybe you’re a rugby fan, or you prefer to watch cricket. It’s time you bring out the energy, get behind your team, and cheer them to victory. If you support a specific football team, then book a ticket to see them.
Play your favorite video game
Which is your favorite video game? Take yourself into the fictional world and let the fingers do the work. Whether you like PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox Console, just get the controller in your hand and enjoy your favorite game.
Catch your favorite movie in the theater
How about going to a theater or cinema to watch a movie? This is a great way to reward yourself after putting the miles in. Perhaps, you can make the booking the week leading up to the race.
Book tickets to a concert
Concerts offer some of the happiest moments in life. It’s one of the best celebrations in a runner’s book. There’s something special about seeing your favorite musician, singer, or band perform. During a concert, you’ll find like-minded individuals direct their attention to the stage, dance to the music, and sing along to the lyrics.
Apart from the positive energy, attending a concert helps you see the tunes of the people you love. What lyrics of a musician do you particularly admire? We all love music, so you may want to book something that you admire.
Travel the world
Traveling helps us explore the world and learn about new cultures. If you’re an adventurous person, why not reward yourself with a great trip? You could take a weekend break at the Caribbean Sea or travel across continents. Don’t forget to treat yourself in a spa. And because a great trip starts with planning, you need months of preparation.
Read your favorite book
If you find great pleasure in reading, its time you give yourself a good dose of reading. Learn about the different aspects of life, meet fantastic character creations, and explore strange new worlds. If you like fiction books, there’s bound to be something that can entertain you.
Write about your running experience
Whether it’s a 10k, half or full marathon, there’s a lot of value in writing about your experience. What did you feel before, during, and after the race? Maybe you felt like giving up in the middle, but you pushed through anyway. You may want to research a few suggestions to strengthen your creativity.
You’ve been training hard for the race, so it’s only right that you reward yourself. This is a fantastic way to keep your love for running alive.
Jennifer Sayer is a fitness trainer. She sees running as part of her lifestyle and joins every race as much as possible. She also arranged running events once in a while be it for charity or fun.