I have not been running as much as I should lately which is so unlike me...My beautiful friend said I have not been a runner in the Winter months before and they are so right...
However it has given me time to reflect on my running...
I find that during parkrun I keep trying to push but my sensible brain says 'you can't go faster you will collapse/ die/ conk out etc...' yet when I finish within a minute I feel fine which makes me realise i could do so much more...
Yet on a long run I can keep going and plodding on..
So..tonight I had a swim in Crediton pool...I did a mile ..now if you could see me you would never know I was focussed...no goggles, bikini ( of course)..only breast stroke and I don't put my head in, so I look nothing like someone that 'means business'...I don't like the stereotype swimmer thing...but anyway...I was doing my 'thang' and pondering my running mantra because THAT is the thing that is going to tell your mind to SHUT THE **** UP with the **** telling me I can't do it..so this is what I came up with..
" Push that body, punish that body"
and as I was swimming it worked, as I was teling my body that it was going to be punished so it would be tired and worn out...SO WHAT!!! I will live!!!!
I am going to test at parkrun..any ideas or other mantras that people have found useful???