Run Like Me … My thoughts on my run … Train your mind!
Today’s run almost didn’t happen. My excuse, it’s cold. Yes, it was a little chilly but I ran anyway. Of course, I warmed up.
As a runner, half the battle is getting out the door.
Yesterday, same thought, different day. Yesterday was beautiful temperature wise, but very windy with a little rain. I ran anyway. The little voice inside said it’s too windy to run, but the voice I listened to said the weather is perfect. Let’s take advantage of this beautiful day.
The point, train your mind. I’m so glad I listened to the voice that encouraged me to run. No excuses … You will not feel like running or working out all the time. Some days will be better than others. There will be days when you have to talk to yourself a little more. You will have to encourage yourself a little more.
Train your mind! What is your motivation? Perhaps you have a race coming up, after all, it’s race season.
My motivation … I have two races this month, the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon & 8K, I’m racing the 8K. And I have the Mud Hen Half Marathon, 8K and 5K, I’m racing the 8K again. After my 8K races, I have a 10-mile race in May, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
What is your motivation? Please share, I would love to hear from you. 🙂
Dawn Angelique Roberts is a USATF Certified Running Coach training athletes in Philadelphia and around the country. Dawn is the co-founder of Elite Access Running, LLC, a full service running company that specializes in coaching services, pace team coordination, race management, public relations, social media and destination race planning for athletes and organizations. Dawn serves as volunteer endurance coach for the American Cancer Society, DetermiNation program in Philadelphia.