This is Me

“You pretended the snooze button didn’t exist.

You dragged your butt out of bed while others slept.

While others ate their pancakes.

You had a feast of protein, glucose, and electrolytes.

You double-knotted.

You left the porch light on and locked the door behind you.

You ran.

5Ks, 10Ks, 26.2 miles.

Some days more, some days less.

You rewarded a long run with a short run.

And a short run with a long run.

Rain tried to slow you.

Sun tried to microwave you.

Snow made you feel like a warrior.

You cramped.

You bonked.

You paid no mind to comfort.

On weekends.

On holidays.

You made excuses to keep going.

Questioned yourself.

Played mind games.

Put your heart before your knees.

Listened to your breathing.

Sweat sunscreen into your eyes.

Worked on your farmer’s tan.

You hit the wall.

You went through it.

You decided to be a man about it.

You decided to be a woman about it.

Finished what you started.

Proved what you were made of.

Just keep putting mile after mile on your internal odometer.”

— Nike

Quote of the Day

“USE IMAGERY TO VISUALIZE YOURSELF GOING THROUGH A RACE.

I WOULD DO THAT BEFORE ALL MY RACES SO THAT ON RACE DAY,

EVERYTHING IS FAMILIAR TO ME.”

                                                                         – Lydia de Vega, two-time Olympian

18 days to go before TBRDM!

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Mind Over Matter

A friend posted this photo on my Facebook wall last night.

We’ve all heard the old adage about running being 90% mental.  And that when your body is tired, let your mind do the work.

I have memorized some running motivational quotes so that when my legs want to stop, I recite them.  I say them in in my mind or out loud.  It’s really ok to talk to yourself.  I do it to rally my strength.

Here are four of my favorites:
My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Ps.73:26

Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever.” Lance Armstrong

Find your limits and exceed them. Lyn Strickland

And this one from the Nathan Ridge Run in Tagaytay:

What are your favorite quotes?