|My weekend reward.|
At this point, to some extent, I can say that running is usually it's own reward, but for new runners that may not be the case. If allowing yourself some kind of treat motivates you to get out the door, then I say go for it. The trick is to make sure that whatever your reward is doesn't outweigh the benefits of the run. If your reward is food, keep it sensible. If you're more motivated by things like new clothes or a night of debauchery (I've been known to enjoy the occasional 4:30am bender myself), try tying them to a mileage goal or something similarly long term instead of individual workouts.
Alright, it's time for me to go eat my reward.
(Since this is a running blog, I'm going to try posting my actual runs on here from now on)
Today's Run:15.2 miles at 7:40 pace.