Topic: Motivational Quotes and Personal Mantras
Question: What are some of your favorite motivational quotes/sayings? Do you have any personal mantras you use while dealing with tough times on the race course?
When I'm running I don't have a mantra that I use. When the running is tough, I focus on my breathing or footfalls. I think the closest that I get to a running mantra is reminding myself to just put one foot in front of the other.
I try to live life following the mantra Love the Life You Live. There are things we all have to do that we don't love (like cleaning the bathroom), but I try to make the best of every situation. Everything else I do I try to follow this mantra. Reminding myself to love my life can turn a blah situation into one where I'm having a great time. I have the power to change how the situation affects me personally, so I'm going to choose to enjoy it all to the best I can.Now for a request. I recently started following Cynthia's blog, Balls in the Air, and she is hosting a virtual kids race called Kids Running for Kids. The proceeds from her race are going to the Sick Kids Foundation. Why? Cynthia's oldest had a brain tumor when he was 5 and she wants to give back to the organization that helped them; check out Cynthia's blog for the full story. The race: run 1K (.62 miles) with you child between June 19 and June 27 and then go to her blog and donate $2. (This will be at the top of my sidebar with links until June 27 so it is easy to find.) We'll be participating this weekend!
Juneathon update: My legs were tired this morning so I decided my treadmill run should have negative splits starting s.l.o.w. (well, slower than normal). I started at ~11 min/mi and shaved 30 seconds off every mile finishing with 5.39 miles done! My legs were tired when I started and by the end I was ready to keep right on going. Too bad I ran out of time.