It decided to rain today and since I didn’t want to get electrocuted on my outdoor treadmill I headed on over to the apartment gym for some time on the elliptical.
Sometimes I like to go through books that I have read in the past and just read through the parts that I highlighted (which turns into almost the entire book because I have a deep love for highlighting things). I started going through Kristin Armstrong’s book ‘Mile Markers’ again for the 30th time.
The thing I love about this book is that the principles she talks about in running are things that we can use for every aspect of our lives.
I really think that gratitude is the thing that can get us through the toughest times in running. As soon as we start thinking about all of the great things we have and how grateful we are to be running we are able to push through. I am 100% sure that when our thoughts are positive we are able to run faster, stronger and for longer.
I love this idea of changing our thoughts to ‘I GET TO.’ Next time Brooke has an explosion in her diaper the size of Delaware I will just repeat this over and over again:)
This was something that really helped me with my running after coming back from my femoral stress fractures. Sometimes we take running for granted until we are out injured and then when we come back we realize what a privilege it is to run and when the workout/race/miles get tough we are grateful that we GET TO RUN rather than dwelling on how difficult the workout is and how we wish we were just finished.
I thought all of you healthy food, vegetable lovers would like this analogy:
So what are a few things that you have been grateful for lately? Do you try to think about things you are grateful for when you are running?