Sometimes we all need a little outside motivation to keep on our fitness regimen. Just like we have deadlines to motivate us at the office, races can motivate us at the gym, or the track, or the trail. Why not find a race to run? Just set the date and start training.
Don't know where to look for a race? Well, have I got a site for you: The Race Finder page at Running in the USA. It is so thorough and so complete and it is a bit overwhelming how many races there are every weekend across this fair nation of ours. You can search by state, or to get really specific go for the advanced search where you can select the city and/or month.
I just found a 5k race to run next weekend!!! Now, I know for sure that I will be running tomorrow.