Quote of the Week

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.”

-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

This quote is very timely for me.  I battled the “mental monkeys” leading up to Sunday’s Drake Half Marathon.  I doubted if I was in shape.  I doubted my training.  I doubted whether I could hold a tempo pace for the duration of the race.  What it came down to is, confidence.  I started “positive self-talk” the day before.  I reminded myself that I’ve been training hard.  I’ve spent more time doing speed work and tempo runs than I ever have before.  I could and I would do it!

One of my favorite bible verses is “Anything is possible if a person believes.”  Mark 9:23

I choose to believe.

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