In less than two weeks I will be lacing up the running shoes to run a half marathon.
Believe it or not, training has been harder for this distance than it was for the FULL marathon I ran back in May…
I don’t know why that is.
I have been running pretty consistently every week and on “off” days I have been firing up the DVD player and working through the 30-day Shred hosted by that #evilJillian.
Yet, during my training runs, I have found that I’m tired…not physically, but mentally. My brain has just been reaking havoc on the self talk and saying “You know what? You’ve done enough for today. Let’s stop now.” And I listen. I don’t want to argue, not even with myself.
It’s been awful.
Then, I saw a re-run of the movie ‘Rocky‘ and the fire was stoked. I mean, really. How could one NOT be motivated by “Gonna Fly Now” and the leaping up the the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art?
I now have a new spring to my step and if a side of beef were hanging around, I’d punch it and say “Whadda think about THAT evilJillian?”
Even better is the fact that all that yip-yapping the brain has been doing for weeks has been silenced. I’ve been saying “Good job, only more mile’, or ‘you got this’….or even…’you are a rock star’!” That confident self-talk has been just what I needed.
Now, the training I have been doing feels enough.
Did you give yourself some confidence “self-talk” this week? What did you accomplish because of it?
This is part of the Be Enough Me Monday link up over at Just.Be.Enough! This week’s prompt was to share an area in your life where you needed to feel you could “Stand Taller”. Running is it for me. Some days it is a struggle so before that gets out of hand, I need to stop and remember to give myself little pep talks.
I hope you will join us over at Just Be Enough…it is a great site where I am so proud to be a part of an amazing team! As Elena has written the perfect words for this link up, I share her words here:
Every MONDAY join us…
Write, post, link-up, share your story and your voice.
Be part of carrying the weight of confidence, empowerment and share our mission
to empower, inspire, and remind women, parents and children
that the time has come to celebrate ourselves!
Next week’s prompt: “I knew I had to….”
(Remember you can also write on a topic of your choice.)