Another Tuesday, another Tuesday on the Run hosted by our favorites:
April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life.
This week are discussing Mantras. I thought this would be a hard topic for me as I don't consider myself a mantra person. I literally set out to do it and I just do it. Well there we go-that's a mantra!
After thinking about it for an hour or so, I came up with a list of mantras that I tell myself on a regular basis that help me get through the day:
- Just Do It
- By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail -Benny Franklin
- You Got This
- You Can Do it
- Fall PRs are made in the hot and humid summer (I have been saying this like once a day! so much humidity!)
- Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ that strengths me
- If God can bring you to it, God can bring you through it
- I'm a marathoner, I can do this!
- One foot in front of the other
- I am strong, I am capable
I usually just repeat these to myself in my head and 1 (or sometimes all!) of them give me the boost I need to keep going.
Why do I have a pic of the "failing to plan" one? Because it's the one I use the most! It is so important to plan especially my running routes, running days and my nutrition. I have had only a few times where I have winged it and they have all failed miserably. The more time I plan (I always have my running planner with me and I keep a schedule on my work computer as well!), the more successful I am at my goals!
Not going to lie: life is insanity around these parts right now. I am in the middle of switching jobs (lucky me-now I'm working two jobs!), about to move offices (along with many other people), I need organize and go through everything ASAP, continue to train and help out our graduate students and also train my boss to be able to take over for me. Along with that, I am starting my Doctorate and currently in class! I have a paper due next week-the week of my 3 day back-to-back runs! eek! Plus it's my birthday month and I am trying to continue to be a good girlfriend, sister, daughter, family member and friend. It's all a balance I am currently working on. I need to come up with a new plan that allows me to accomplish everything I need to do. I'm trying to be patient as I adjust.
So it's hectic but I'm hoping to get through it with lots of sleep, eating right and running. I am nervous about Dumbo (a lot more than I should be) and I will be using these mantras to get through. I have been struggling with my runs lately (humidity!! YUCK!) but these mantras have come in handy.
What mantras do you use?