Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Motivation-Don't Quit on Yourself


Yesterday was my birthday.  I had 15 miles on tap and it was less than 15* outside!  Most would look at those three things and say....boy this bed is looking great I think I'll stay!  Nope....this running momma thought...What a better way to celebrate! 
The breakthrough came for me as the miles ticked by and I started to mentally grow tired.  I started repeating Isaiah 40:31 to myself and "Do NOT quit on yourself!"  Over and over for the last 3 miles reminding myself that I AM strong enough and I AM worth finishing what I start!  I did not quit on myself and finished my 15th mile at a 8:56 pace! 
There is so much that happens to us that is out of our control.  The part that we can control is what we do after it happens.  We ARE strong enough and we ARE worth finishing what we start!  If you are on that brink of throwing that resolution aside or are facing something that you doubt you are strong enough to finish.....BELIEVE in YOURSELF and please DON'T QUIT!!!

20 comments:

  1. Yesyesyes
    All we control is our reactions.

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  2. Good for you Nancy! Happy Birthday! I am such a believer in finishing what we start, whether it is running, a project, work...you are a much better person for it.

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  3. Happy Birthday Nancy! You are the definition of Hot (Sweaty) Mama!

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  4. That run was a great way to celebrate your birthday! Here's to an amazing year!

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  5. Happy birthday, Nancy! Way to go getting in 15 miles in that kind of weather, I'm seriously impressed. I was using that mantra to get me through my run this weekend, too. Believe that you got this! Hope you had a nice day of celebrating.

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  6. Happy birthday! What a great way to start a new year of life. Hope you had a great rest of the day celebrating. And, congratulations on the Patriots win.

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  7. Happy birthday!!! Very inspiring and awesome way to celebrate your b-day. Congrats on the great run!

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  8. I love this post.. It is so true, great job getting out of bed and powering through a great run in cold temps! We are worth finishing what we start..so true!

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  9. 15 on your birthday! Awesome job girl. And happy birthday! Excellent verse.

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  10. You are awesome! That's pretty chilly. Way to get out there and Happy Birthday!

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  11. Happy belated birthday!! Love the verse reference. Good reminder :)

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  12. Fantastic Nancy! Happy birthday!

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  13. happy birthday- 15 miles?!?! Are you training for a marathon, or just like to run that long of a distance ;)

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  14. So, so true! What a great mantra and Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy birthday! What a fantastic way to celebrate!

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  16. Inspiring and amazing!! Happy birthday :)

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  17. Happy birthday and your monday motivation is exactly what I needed this morning. Life can be so frustrating...ugh!

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  18. happy birthday and great run!!

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