They are different for everyone. Today was a very long day for me. Getting around London isn't exactly easy. To get to work everyday, I have to switch underground lines twice and take two different buses. I also have quite a bit of walking to do in between as well.  I love looking around and seeing new places, but the commute can take a lot out of me. When I got back tonight all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and sleep until the morning. I had to get my mind right, and think back to the things that motivate me to run even when I can think of a million excuses of why I shouldn't have to. Motivators are those things that keep us going, give you a second wind, inspire you to move and take action. It could be something very deep or even something a bit surfaced. It doesn't matter, it's what keeps you focused. I wish I could tell you that I'm always motivated by staying healthy due to my diabetes. The truth is, that doesn't get me out of bed at 6am for a workout. What does motivate me though, is comfortably fitting into all the amazing clothes in the London stores on my commute to work. It might seem stupid to some people, but it's one of many things that inspire me to get up and run. When you know what your motivators are, it becomes easier to concentrate on those things and fight against the excuses.

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    Kris Fergus is training to run Red White and Blue 26.2 in Findlay, Ohio on October 7th, 2012. Though this is not her first marathon, it is the first race in which she will run after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Training began on Monday, June 18th, and Kris will be keeping a blog to bring you with her on her journey and she will be raising money for Lakewood Hospital during the process.

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