Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Motivation

My running this summer can best be described as a mental game....my mind playing games with itself....convincing myself that I can continue on and that no I do not need to walk those hills...playing games to convince myself to go one more mile.  I think the hardest part of coming back to running has been the mental tenacity...regaining that drive.  I am making that decision though that I will not fail at this...I will reach my goal I set to break 1:50 for a half marathon.  I know it is going to take much more work than I have been putting in lately...but now is the time for my body to follow!
How do you keep yourself convinced to push when you mind is trying to tell you to stop?

8 comments:

  1. I hear ya girl! My new mantra has been Suck It Up Buttercup! It actually helps a little! Go get your goal. I know you've got it in you!

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    1. Angela...Mine is suck it up princess lol

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  2. Keep your mind strong and push forward! :)

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  3. Amen
    I keep relearning this, too.

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  4. You'll get there Nancy! I continue to be surprised by how much of running is a mental exercise.

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  5. I feel like so often we let the mind take control before we've even started....
    I really try and focus on letting my body convince my mind...and the body usually takes over after a few miles or reps! LOL!
    Love this and you inspire me to run, run and RUN ;)

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  6. You can do it! My cross country coach in high school always used to say that running is 90% mental.

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  7. YES! You can do this! What an amazing goal! It's funny how much of running is really mental...

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