Happy Hump Day and welcome back to the Running Coaches’ Corner linkup! Since it’s race week and my city is abuzz with excitement and nerves, I thought I’d share a few words of wisdom to those of you tackling half or full marathons, or even 5K races. More specifically, I’d love to share some of my favorite mantras I use when the going gets tough. These are the sayings I go to when I need to dig deep to get work done.
If I have a tough race ahead, I do a lot of visualization before the race. I picture myself in the starting corral, I envision the course and how I’ll feel through the different miles, and then I see myself crossing the finish line feeling strong and accomplished. Despite my mental toughness and resolve, there’s always the inevitable self-doubt that can creep in at any given time in a race — particularly in the later miles when the hard work is really getting underway. It’s at this time that I pull out one or two mantras that will put me in a positive headspace to keep going.
Hopefully you’ll find some benefit to one or two of these mantras and they’ll work for you, too.
16 Mantras to Dig Deep and Get Work Done
1. A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
2. Do epic shit.
3. Beast mode never sleeps.
4. Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.
5. You had the power all along, my dear.
6. She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.
7. The body achieves what the mind believes.
8. Never given, always earned.
9. Only the strong survive.
10. Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.
11. You’ve got this!
12. Trust the training.
13. Nevertheless, she persisted.
14. No excuses.
15. Beast mode.
16. She believed she could, so she did.
Racing is hard work. Heck, even a long run is hard work. Whether you’re tackling your first 5K or your 50th marathon, use these mantras to help you dig deep and get hard work done on race day. Trust the training — you’ve got this!
And as a special thank you for being an awesome blog reader and a nod to your accomplishments, I’m happy to give away a Motivate Wrap from Momentum Jewelry. The winner will choose the mantra of their choice! Good luck — may the odds be ever in your favor.
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What’s YOUR favorite mantra when you need to dig deep?
Are you racing this weekend?
Giveaway details: Giveaway starts May 17, 2017 at 12:00 am EST and ends May 24, 2017 at 12:00 am EST. Winner will be contacted via email and has 24 hours to respond. If first winner chosen does not respond within that time, another winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents only. One prize per person. Void where prohibited.