I need a mantra!
One of the things I have to work more on this time around is my mental edge. I am always amazed how surprisingly weak I am. In my normal life I am confident. There are no doubts in my mind when it comes to my ability as a mother or a worker. When it comes to myself I just cannot get it together. Little slips, like a bad training day, cause me to doubt myself. Weeks of no weight loss send me into a downward spiral. No matter how many successes I have had; losing 85 pounds, running 3 half marathons, running 20 miles three times, encouraging others to run and lose weight… it doesn’t matter. I still focus on the failures and bring myself down.
I just don’t get it. I guess I need work!
One thing I read on one of my favorite blogs Oh She Glows Angela, the blogger, has a mantra, “You are so much stronger than you are”. She repeats it during races and even tough training runs. I really like that saying – I wonder if I should steal it or come up with me own! I know I will need something to get me through the next few months of training.
So, I am going to dust off some of my training books and running magazines and search for that bit of advice that will get me through the tough times. I will come up with something good.
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