I posted this over at beka thrives, but I also wanted it to be an athletic post here…so I’m borrowing it! Enjoy!
What kept me going during a 6 mile run this afternoon when I started to feel less-than-spunky around mile 3:
1. Nike Women’s Make Yourself Playlist
2. Fanfarlo by Atlas
3. Dicky V broadcasting the Duke/Florida State game
4. This quote
5. This blog!
I finished the 6 miles red-faced and victorious and moderately sweat-soaked.
Sometimes the point of working out is to gain physical strength. But sometimes it’s more (WAY more) about building mental strength. Running those last 3 miles when I didn’t want to today did so much more for my mind than for my legs; I really don’t think that there’s anything so potently educational for your willpower as finishing a tough workout when you think you can’t. It teaches you that you CAN.
(And that ability doesn’t stop when the treadmill does.)