You know those runs where you can kind of predict how the whole run is going to feel during the very first 10 steps? That happened this morning. I didn’t sleep well because Billy was gone studying (I guess studying for the patent bar and being an intern is a little stressful and takes some time) until late and I always get sucked into reading until really late when I am by myself.
Oh and the brownies. I don’t think those were very helpful…brownie hangovers= the worst.
I had a hard run on the schedule and I am stubborn so I wasn’t going to skip it. I knew I was in trouble during the warm-up mile but I decided to focus on THE MILE I was in and not even think about the next one. I repeated over and over again, just get through this mile and it helped me so much to finish strong and not worry about ‘how am I going to do this for x more miles?’
Splits: 7:45, 7:13, 7:12, 6:42, 6:41 and last 1.5 @ 7:11ish. Followed by a little cool down because I still had a few minutes until Billy was leaving so I took advantage of it and did a slow jog.
I like this little tradition of mine that I do right after my run when Brooke is still snoozing. Stretching and Ellen.
This below picture is NOT to show you my oatmeal but to show you how tired I was after this run. A) I couldn’t even put my t-shirt on correctly. Inside out and backwards. (I hate being in a sweaty tank because it makes me freezing so I change as soon as I get home). B) I couldn’t even eat breakfast without spilling a few times on myself. We will see how the rest of this day goes.
The sad part is that I spilled five more times on myself after I took the picture.
The FedEx man brought us a package a while ago The FedEx man always makes us happy because he brings the best stuff. The package contained all sorts of goodies and Brooke was shocked about how much goodness came out of that backpack from NOW Foods. The slender sticks (what Brooke is playing with) are really helping me to drink more water (remember how that was a goal of mine?) because they are delicious. The grape flavor is my favorite.
Don’t you just want to jump into this bag? I was excited to try stuff out from their Real Foods section and they did not disappoint. The Raw Energy Nut Mix had the perfect mix of nuts and raisins and made for easy snacks. Great for a boost of energy at my ‘3 o’clock and I am ready to go to bed’ time.
One lucky reader will get a backpack full of goodies from NOW Foods!!! Good luck!
To enter giveaway from NOW Foods tell me what one of your favorite running mantras is or leave a comment saying anything you want!!! You could even just say, ‘I want to win!’
Giveaway ends on Sunday June 16th!!!
My mantra is typically “Run now. CHOCOLATE LATER.” =)
This looks awesome!! My workout mantras include things like “Sweat now, wine later!”
My mantra is: be fearless, be strong, believe.
My main mantra: Embrace the suck ;) and… the quicker you go, the quicker you finish (these are always at the last miles :) )
Mine almost always has something to do with earning dessert!
I’d love to win!!!!
I pretty much say “you got this” over and over again. haha
All of those items look soooo good!!!
YUM! My favorite running mantra is “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.” I know, right? Pre…how predictable.
I just tell myself, “I can do this. I can do this. I’ve done harder things.” Can’t wait to say that too myself again! I have a broken foot, so running is not happening right now!
I wanna win!
LOVE little brooke’s surprised face!
I usually just keep telling myself, “You can do it. Just one foot in front of the other. Keep moving.”
This looks awesome! :-)
As painful as it may be in the moment, I have to remind myself how much better I will feel in the end.
Campo @ Campo On The Run
I would really like to win, please… pretty please… :)
My mantra now with the heat is “it will make you stronger!”
I had to talk myself through a tempo run just this morning. At one point I wanted to stop but I started thinking “you can do this” over and over. That got me through the last 5 mins.
Lea Ann R.
When things are really rough during a run, I use “just run to the____.” With a landmark up ahead filling in that blank, until I get through the hard part.
When I get to a hill I always say “I love this hill, I love this hill” to myself to help me complete it.
I defintiley want to win. I need snacks.
I always say “Run for those who can’t!” to myself.
During a training run I always say “just one more mile” and during a race I repeat “this is MY race”. Both corny/trite but they work for me!
I always tell myself I can lay down when I am done:-) Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!
Courtesy of my dad – “Anyone can run a mile.” (Never mind that there are 13.1 of them…)
Mine is simple but effective (at least for me): Endure this!
My running mantra is “you tell people you love this……so LOVE IT!!!!”
When I can’t get my breathing under control while running I repeat “Olly Olly Jolly Man”. Its a variation of something we used in HS when running cross country. We used it to match up our steps and breathing. Its random, but it helps – not only with breathing but it helps bring back all the things I learned in the short time that I had a coach to help me run!
I always tell myself that I will pass out before I die so I should just keep on pushing through the pain.
I’m ready to win something!
I may run slow but I’m lapping everyone on the couch!
I sooooo want to win!
I would love to win!
My running mantra.. “breathe, you are strong, you can do this!”
I want to win!
My go to running mantra is Find Your Strong! Or I always love the “you can do anything for 1 minute… 10 minutes… Etc” which adjusts based on what I’m trying to talk myself into.
I’d love to win!! What a great giveaway!
I want to win! =P looks delish!
Mantra – I can do this, I can do this!! etc.
On another note – I REEEAAAALLLLLYYYY want to win!
My mantra is strong, fit, healthy, happy. Those goodies look yummy!!
I keep telling myself that I’m running because I can.
I think my mantra depends on the run, but one i usually say is, ” you can do this!”
I want to win! My mantra while running is run now, eat ice cream later!
Ohhhh! Exciting. Mantra during regular runs “you can do it! Keep moving” but during speed work outs it usually ends up being “dear body, if you get me through this, I promise we will never do it again. Never!” (that’s a lie I tell myself during any hard workout haha)
I want to win!! But also, I like, “You said Tomorrow Yesterday.”
The last mile I always say “anyone can run a mile”!
I want to win….Brooke! Or the loot would work too ;-)
I want to win! My snack pile is getting low. :)
My favorite manta is: “I am a strong runner and I can do this!”
I always tell myself “you’ve done this before. you can do it again. you’re strong enough”
I want to win! Yummy!!!!
I want to win! :-)
Kimberly @ Keeping up With Kimberly
Those snacks look great!
Mt running mantra is a borrowed line from Journey — Don’t Stop Believin’
Running mantra: I can do anything for 5 minutes :)
My comment, and running mantra – I want to win!
i want to win haha
“never, ever give up”
I don’t have a mantra, really….but I do count “1, 2, 3, 4” with each footstep, and keep thinking “just one in front of the other” to keep going. And of course, I think about why I’m running in the first place (goals/races/becoming the runner I know I can be).
I can always use some certified organic raw walnuts! Or the pecans also.
NOTHING’S gonna knock this girl down!
I always tell myself “Strong Legs!” to keep myself going through tough miles!
When I was running my first half and was nervous I recited to myself “when your legs get tired…run with your heart.” It helped out a lot!
Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
Gabby @ Marathons and Macarons
This one is for speedwork: the faster you run, the faster you’re done!
When you move you improve!:)
It’s not really a mantra but my Dad was a Marine and ran all the time when I was little. I remember living to run to the top of our street with him. He would always tell me to run on my toes or push off on the balls of my feet because I was a heel striker them and still am. He passed away when I was 21 and when I run I always repeat that to myself when I feel my form isn’t quite right. I them tell myself if I can just make it another mile for him I know he would be so proud watching me. I would love to win!
My mantra is even though I am in pain now, afterwards I will feel SO good.
My mantra is – “Don’t worry about everyone else… let them pass. This is about me and silencing my self doubts… I can do this.”
The faster you run the faster you’re done!!
My mantra is “I am a winner, I can do this!” =)
My favorite is “It’s you vs. you.” I stole it from somewhere I can’t remember, but I love it cuz running is totally mental for me.
When I’m having a bad run, I always repeat to myself “Forward is a pace”
My mantra: I’m fortunate I get to do this so suck it up! :)
I realized I still had time to enter. My mantra is “Breathe in, breathe out”
You’re almost there….
I love NOW ;) and now, I’m hungry!
My favorite running mantra is, “I’m stronger than I think!”
I always say…..you have got this…don’t give up.
My mantra is: Do it for those who can’t. :)
My mantra is “I Can” or “Its only an hour (2 hours, etc) of pain, you can get through this”.
I’d love to win :)
My mantra lately has been… Quitting is stupid. You’ve some so far. Quitting is stupid.
I always tell myself “just get started. Even if it feels awful at first. You’ll get there- to the place where you don’t even know your legs are moving.”
I always use the ‘pain is temporary & pride is forever’ mantra. Oh & I’d love to win! :)