Friday, June 28, 2019

You're tougher, and better, than you think

There are two messages in today's post, neither of which I can take credit for, but want to pass on to you at this point in your training.  The first is a Runner's World article concerning MENTAL TOUGHNESS.  Well worth the minute or so needed to read and absorb. 

The second is an excerpt from "What to Say When You Talk to Yourself" by Shad Helmstetter and addresses the POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING:

“After examining the philosophies, the theories, and the practiced methods of influencing human behavior, I was shocked to learn the simplicity of that one small fact: You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming - what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.

It is no longer a success theory; it is a simple but powerful fact. Neither luck nor desire has the slightest thing to do with it. It makes no difference whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.”

The biggest obstacle between you and success in any endeavor is between your ears.  Whether it is in athletics or academics, YOU hold the key.  You ARE tougher AND better than you think at this moment.  Set out to prove that every day . . .

Thank you to those who have met in the weight room the past two weeks for strength and conditioning.  Last night was a particularly tough workout on which we will build in the weeks to come.  Next week we will meet on Tuesday at 4:00, but Thursday is July 4th and the weight room will not be available.

Today is a warm one.  Run early, run late, but hydrate.  If I were a runner I might run the shady, cool and now fully paved, Hanover Branch Rail Trail with a stop at Richdale Farms or Dunkin Donuts for water and a quick break.  Better yet, I might run the hills of World's End (slow and easy) where it is always cooler than inland.  Just a thought . . .

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