In December, I've done one thing - one simple thing. I've run consistently. Three times a week, I've hit the treadmill and run. I've done intervals. I've done long (for me), steady runs. I've had to break up runs with walking when I just couldn't push through. And at the end of the month, I finally see progress.
It's not much, maybe a 10% gain in speed over where I started. Ten percent doesn't sound all that exciting, does it?
It's over a minute/mile increase in a month.
In addition to that - it's injury free. Injury-free is something I haven't been in awhile when it comes to running. And to be honest, it's still a bit of a novelty that my feet aren't killing me when I'm done a run. Or the morning after a run.
It seems that consistency is really the best thing for me right now. I know, it should go without saying, right? The more you run, the better you'll run.
And the easier it is to WANT to run.