Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You Got This, Push Through It!

Have you ever woke up every hour on the hour, because you were excited about your run in the morning and didn't want to sleep in?  That was me last night.  I am so tired!  I said to myself, "Self, you are going to have an amazing run today!"  So guess what?  I did.  I ran about 1.4 miles with some amazing people, but I psyched myself out, stopped and walked.  I was frustrated with myself, because I wanted to do better.  It was right then I said, "Just RUN! GO!"  So I did.  I really focused on my breathing and my technique.  Two breaths in through my nose, and then exhale.  While I was inhaling, I would say, "You got this." When I was exhaling, I would say, "Push through it."  I kept breathing and saying that over and over again.  I would get to the next stop light and think I was going to stop, but I pushed through.  I would focus on the next stop light and make it and keep going.  It was such a great feeling!  I was able to run the rest of the way in! 

4.3 miles at a 14 min pace.  It is slow, but I am at least doing it.  I am out there going and pushing myself.  I then went to boot camp, and that was a killer workout.  I wasn't able to do all the sets because of how hard I pushed myself on my run.  I love being in shape and fit!  Remember to work hard and reach your goals!

My goal Wednesday is to run the whole thing.  I am strong enough, and I know I can do it; I just beat myself mentally. 

How did you all get past those mental hurdles?  I think I limit myself in my head.  Not sure how to get past that.
My Mental Hurdles

2 comments:

SupermomE12 said...

A lot of running is mental! Think positive thoughts... talk to yourself encouragingly, like you would to a good friend. Break your runs up (in your head) into small pieces to keep from getting overwhelmed. Remind yourself that you CAN do it!!

it's all about pace said...

true... much of running is in your head... just run to the next tree.. light pole... whatever... as for me when I first started running I knew that my Drill Sgt would yell at me... that was pretty good motivation... although that was 22 years ago...