Let's be honest: You can always come up with a reason not to lace up the shoes and go for run, especially in the fall. David Goggins, professional marathon runner and Navy Seal says, "Self talk and visualization are the keys to fighting negativity."
What kind of athlete do you envision yourself as?
You don't have to play a professional sport to be an athlete. If you run, hike, climb, etc. anything to keep active... by definition you are an athlete. So I ask again, when it gets tough, what does your vision and goals look like? Without reviewing what it is that drives you it's easy to let the excuses pile up: it's too cold; I have no time; I hurt my toe or knee. And it seems that, for many people, finding an excuse not to take up running is even easier. But don't give in to the obstacles.