Will somebody come figure out how to get the chocolate off of these because I really want the inside gooey caramel right this second. I don’t care how you get it off but just leave me the caramel and I will be happy.
(Billy, I know you taught me how to make my computer take pictures the right way and not flip them but I already forgot. Computers are hard.)
If you wouldn’t mind getting the piece of paper out of my hair and helping me to wake up a little bit too, that would also help. I didn’t run this morning because we went to bed way too late (I just realized that not enough sleep will be a daily thing in a few months…I should have sucked it up and woken up) but I WILL run after work today. And I WILL stretch. I WILL eat a vegetable tonight but let’s be honest, I will just have a carrot with my stack of pancakes because that is what really sounds good.
I have really been wanting to talk about mental toughness lately. I feel like on one hand it is a great thing that I am easing back on my workouts and being okay with it but on the other hand I don’t like how my mind has become weaker when it comes to running. Lately I have come up with silly excuses to stop early, sleep in and skip workouts. I think that 99% of the reason I was able to run a 3:04 marathon was because of my mental toughness back in the day. (My timing chip said 3:04:5?…I started a few seconds after the gun went off)
I was reading Mind Gym (for the 40th time) and came to the chapter about mental toughness and wanted to share some of my favorite parts with you. I know that I need to ease back on my physical toughness right now but I don’t want to lose that mental toughness when it comes to running.
“A person who is mentally tough looks at competition as a challenge to rise up to rather than a threat to back down from. Like physical skills, mental toughness can be learned through quality instruction and practice.”
“The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.”
“Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up.”
The C’s of being MENTALLY TOUGH.
Who wants to work on these with me?!?! Do you consider yourself mentally tough? Are you confident about your running?
When you start making up excuses for yourself when you want to quit early how do you get past those thoughts and keep going?
What was the sweetest thing you ate today?!?!
How was your run today? Anyone else running later today…help motivate me:)