I found more motivation in that same December issue of Runner's World. One article suggested, especially during this busy time of year, actually running errands, rather than hopping in the car. My running has been a bit slack lately, so I decided to put this idea into action. I had to pick the dog up from orientation the other day (for boarding over Christmas- long story) and my day was spiraling out of control. No time to fit in a long enough workout. So, I decided to run the 2 miles to get her and walk back. It wasn't much, but it was a start, and I felt great afterwards!
I realize not everyone is able to run their errands the way I can, but I suppose there is always that option of running them while you are there. Go for a run while you wait for the car at Jiffy Lube, go for a run while you wait for take-out from the Thai place or park a few blocks from the coffee shop and run there and back. It's not for everyone, but I think I am going to try it out. I'll let you know how it goes!