I was out on a trail yesterday and I had about 3/4 mile to go and I was in PAIN! I’ve been having some ankle issues lately and I was able to get in a decent workout until the end. I slowed down a bit and the pain started to go away but at that point I was tired and basically just wanted to give up.
I started thinking about how many times over the years I just gave up when workint out. I decided that wouldn’t be the case anymore. I tried to speed up and just wasn’t feeling it and started trying to figure out how to get myself going….
I remembered reading various runners talking about their mantras to get through a difficult workout. Honestly, I thought it was BS, how could that really work?
Getting back to my story, I was desperate…I started just telling myself “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever” I’ve quit long enough, it’s time to keep going.
Guess what…IT WORKED! I actually walked/ran my quickest mile!
Your turn: What do you think of mantras, do you think they work? What is your favorite mantra?