With all this crazy winter weather, I think we could all use a little motivation – especially on a Monday!
I can’t take credit for coming up with the quote, but I did design this little graphic! I think this quote really rings true. Even though your friends can encourage and motivate you, it is up to you whether or not you keep going. You could easily quit and take a break or walk at any point. You decide whether or not to keep going. So remember that. It is up to you. You can do it. You just have to believe in yourself. Running can be just as much a mental game as a physical one. Half (or more) of the battle is in your mind. Your body can usually keep going, it is your mind that holds you back. When you don’t feel like going out in the wind and winter weather, just tell yourself, “It’s up to me, and I decide to go!”
That is how I felt this past weekend. It was rainy and snow drifts were getting in my way and killing my mojo. I could have chosen to just throw it in the bag. I could have just said, “Oh, the weather was too much,” and no one would have blamed me, but I would have been disappointed in myself. (Now, if it is a serious weather emergency, that is completely different!) With the support of my running club, I managed to bang out 13 miles. The support definitely helped give me the encouragement I needed, but it was my decision to keep going. When I was finished, I felt amazing and proud that I didn’t give up!
How do you keep yourself motivated, especially when it is so nasty outside?