Monday, July 30, 2012

Let the Mind Run the Body...

Who's idea was it to make all the good half marathon's in the fall?  I have the Disneyland half in four weeks and the Nike Women's Half Marathon in ten weeks.  This means I am in the thick of my miles--at the end of a very hot July.  I saw this saying last week and it really effected me.  

I had a TEAM run on Saturday morning that the Coaches call our hardest course.  It was very hilly and had absolutely no shade.  I keep this phrase in my head when I wanted to quit.  I ran around the track again this evening.  I was hot and my tummy did not feel very well.  I kept telling myself "let the mind run the body".  It worked for me.  I ran my four miles.

Do you have any phrases or sayings that you tell yourself when you run?  Do you think it helps you keep going?

A dream is a wish...



  1. That is a great quote and I believe it, too. You go girl! :] One of my personal mantras when I run long distance is "There is no pain." My hs field hockey coach would say, "There's a difference between hurting and being hurt." Those two phrases I keep in mind when I get tired or feel like giving up. Anyway, another quote I like is (my hero) Steve Prefontaine's quote, which is "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

  2. What a great quote! Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to remember this during my next hard run!

  3. That is an awesome quote to say while running. I don't really have a specific quote, but I tell myself that I have to get to the next point to decide which way I'm going and then when I get there I tell myself the same thing. So on long runs, I'm running 1 mile at a time, not 10 miles. 1 mile seems way less daunting even though I'm actually doing much more. Does this even make sense?

  4. That's a great quote! It sounds like you have a really busy fall running schedule coming up.

  5. You are AWESOME. I love your blog! I just registered for the Princess Half, and I'm pretty much obsessed.

    I've never run a race longer than a 5K, so I have my work cut out for me, but posts like these are so inspiring. Thank you!

    Looking forward to following you! :)