motivation1You might think we’re models of motivation here at RUNNER’S WORLD ­that we gather at dawn like running robots to bash out multiple mile reps before breakfast. Not quite. When my alarm went off at 7am this morning to rouse me for a gym workout, it was silenced swiftly and contemptuously. I have developed the knack of doing this by feel, so I don’t even have to open my eyes and my slumber is only momentarily disturbed.

So my biggest achievement of the day was resisting the lure of a sausage sandwich on the way into the office. Motivation ebbs and flows, and at the moment mine is ebbing as much as the ebb tide at Ebbsfleet. After a period when I was setting new PBs regularly I’m now grounded on a plateau.

motivation goalSo I found it valuable to read the motivation feature. One of the interesting points made by the experts we spoke to was that, while it’s good to have goals, it’s also possible to get too hung up on results – they’re great when you’re achieving them, but not so good when you’re not. It’s easy to forget in the blur of races, splits and times one of the main reasons that keeps us running – the simple pleasure of movement itself.

This is a theme that’s explored in ‘A Simpler Life’ feature – running is a wonderfully hassle-free activity, but it is possible to overcomplicate it and lose its joyfulness and simplicity. To that end, we’ve collected 24 tips to help you take things back to basics, eliminate the things that causes of high blood pressure and enjoy a more stress-free running life. Of course, the weather also affects motivation levels.

News_buttonBest New Restaurants of 2010: Horne & Dekker
December 29, 2010: DALLASNEWS.COM & DALLAS MORNING NEWS By Restaurant Critic Leslie Brenner. After a shaky start, with the economy still in stubborn slow-mo, 2010 shaped up to be quite the interesting year for new Dallas restaurants. One chef cemented his fledgling empire, landing two spots among the city's best new dining rooms. Another chef closed his five-star restaurant, making way for something fresher and more fun. Yet another took farm-to-table cooking to the next level. And geeky-chic found an unlikely home on trendy North Henderson's restaurant row.

Have a Happy Holiday at Horne & Dekker This Season With New Extended Daily Happy Hour Times, New Covered Patio and Specials.
December 7, 2010: PRESS RELEASE Horne & Dekker, D Magazine's 2010 Top 10 "Best New Restaurant", is gifting its customers by extending their Happy Hour times and offering a number of select, limited-time holiday specials. The grass-lined urban garden patio is now covered for the winter season and can be reserved for happy hour gatherings and holiday parties.

newsBe. Here. Now: Sunday Supper at Horne & Dekker.
November 28, 2010: DALLASNEWS.COM Here's a delicious deal: Sunday Supper at Horne & Dekker. Stop by the easy-going Henderson Ave. spot tonight – or any Sunday Night – starting at 5PM and $15 buys you a pretty darn good dinner.

Horne & Dekker launches 'Sunday Supper' on October 24.
October 21, 2010: PRESS RELEASE The State Fair of Texas may be over, but Dallasites can still gather to get their fix of home-style favorites in an outdoor setting at Horne & Dekker. The restaurant wants to start bringing families and friends back to the dinner table on Sunday nights with their weekly Sunday Supper starting Sunday, October 24, 2010, from 5pm to 10pm.