Just in case you were wondering, yes, I do have the t-shirt (or tank as the case may be.)
This week on Tuesdays on the Run, Patty, April and I want to hear about YOUR mantras! What gets you through a hard run? What gets you out there when you aren’t feeling the run love? Be forewarned: I steal mantras. I’ll take them and make them mine and use them to get through a bad run. ;o)
Suck it up, buttercup has been my favorite mantra for years. Why? Because my mind is often wimpier than my body. My body can do so much more than I ask of it, but my mind is too afraid to ask.
Don’t want to finish the distance? Suck it up, buttercup, you can run that far.
Don’t feel like running fast? Suck it up, buttercup. Working hard is good for you.
Don’t want to run that day? Suck it up, buttercup. You’ll feel good once you get going.
Also? I sing “Bottles of beer on the wall” in my head when I’m having a hard time getting through a mile. (Yes, I do realize, I’m strange.)
Tell me: Do you have a mantra? How do you get through tough runs?