Marathon Motivation: I Choose the Outcome
Ahoy there! Hope your week is off to a great start. I forgot to mention it yesterday but this week I am going to vlog every single day. I’m not sure how often I’ll vlog in the future but I thought it would be interesting to try this for a week as something different.
I know video blogs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so I’ll be keeping up with my regular posts too. Some days they might lack the normal amount of pictures because I decided to shoot video when I would normally take a photo but I’ll try to keep up!
I love watching vlogs and I find editing them to be a really interesting experience. You might say editing a vlog is a serious exercise in self acceptance! Unlike pictures where you can snap a few shots until you get the right angle, daily vlogging means you gotta accept the good angles with the bad. I think video does present me in a somewhat different light and I appreciate that you haven’t abandoned me! 🙂
Last night was technically a rest day for me, but since I didn’t run at all over the weekend I decided to get in a couple of easy miles. I’m glad I did because I didn’t go out to see the blood moon on Sunday night but I got to see a diluted version of it last night. It’s not showing up red in my pictures but it was!
I’m so over the crazy warm temps we’re still having down here. Bring on Chicago weather! (Just don’t bring on any rain… PLEASE don’t rain on race morning!)
Yesterday my coach sent me links to some motivational things to read and there was one mantra that really stood out to me:
^ I love that. I plan to repeat it over and over again during the hard miles in Chicago to remind myself of how rewarding it will be to cross the finish line with a shiny new PR. No one chooses the outcome to my race but me!
BRING IT ON!
What’s your go-to mantra for tough races?