I’m finally becoming more comfortable when running. When I say more comfortable, I mean that I have improved from “oh my god this sucks so bad, my legs hurt, my knees hurt, everything hurts, this is so hard, how do people do it” to running without thinking about it. Now when I run I kind of zone out, thinking about the scenery, thinking about work, thinking about where to go on vacation. In other words, I’m finally relaxed, like I feel when I’m in the pool. It’s delightful. Of course, now that I’m running in pure zen (mostly), when I’m disrupted from it, by something annoying like a HILL, it’s quite jarring.
Hills are the biggest disruptor. There I am, running along, thinking about rainbows and unicorns, when, BAM, all the sudden running is hard again. No fair! But I came up with my own mantra to keep me going on those hills.
Drum roll please.
What is hard today will be easy tomorrow.
And then I don’t want to quit. Because I know it’s a fact!
What kind of self-talk do you use?