4. Track Your Run with GPS – If you are not already doing so, track your runs with an app on your phone or, even better, get a Garmin watch to track your progress. This will allow you to really visualize the distances you are putting in every week. While you are running, you will be able to see your distance, pace, and calories burned. Most smartphone apps also give you the ability to share your activities with Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Not only will you see your improvements, but friends will as well. I have found that my Facebook friends are the best advocates for my running. It’s fun to watch the stream of comments that I receive after a good run.