Find your vision, pick a dream [...] and take steps to make it happen!! Your best days are ahead of you!!I read those words before heading out on my oh so lovely run today. Talk about starting of strong with thought of accomplishing all my dreams in my head!
But halfway along the course it turned out I was having a hard time, my mind always plays these games with me. It tries to put doubt in my head that I will complete it... (damn you brain!) I was starting to listen to the doubts when I remembered something else I read that morning "The miracle isn't that I finished the race, it is that I had the courage to start" (John "The Penguin" Bingham). Oh I know that I have courage! I wasn't about to let my brain get me down and rain on my parade (run). I started blocking it out and thinking "courage, courage, courage!!!" all the way home. That was the best run I had in a long time.
The idea of repeating positive affirmations in a time of doubt I got from a Kara Goucher interview. Her word was fighter and she would repeat that in her mind if her mind was trying to belittle her obviously amazing abilities. It works! I choose courage as my word because of all the fears that I face (all of us do) daily but choose to face them head on, that is courage!
Alright have to cut my rambles there for today, since someone is wanting to interview me and I have to answer her questions! Yeah, little old me and some of my story is going to be featured, never been asked to do that before! Ill keep you all updated!