It’s race week!!! In just 4 days, I’ll be on a plane flying west heading to my spring goal race. The prospect of spending the better part of a day on a plane is made infinitely better by the fact that Corey is on my connecting flight from Chicago to Portland!! I almost feel sorry for whomever else ends up in our row. Hope they like running (and/or have moved recently)!!
Before I take off for Eugene, I wanted to share a few of my race day (and race prep) essentials with you. Today’s essential involves attitude. Marathon training is tough- not just physically, but mentally. The amount of miles required, the time commitment, the additional number of trips to the grocery to feed your runger. It all adds up and can tear you down. That’s where a running (and life) mantra comes into play and become key. For me, that mantra is BELIEVE. It’s a word that holds so much meaning, but is also so simple. If at the end of the day, or training cycle, I don’t BELIEVE I can accomplish my goals, then I’ve already lost. It’s still scary to have big goals and dreams. They still may not happen exactly when and where I’d like them too, but BELIEVING allows the doors to remain open regardless of the situation and/or set back.
To help me remember this mantra, I use the Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet. I love this bracelet- it’s lightweight and fashionable! I’m a huge fan of the stacked bracelet trend, and this one fits perfectly into my daily collection for casual wear. The lightweight feel is perfect for training as I don’t notice the bracelet on my wrist in addition to my Garmin.
The wonderful people at Endorphin Warrior want YOU to have your own mantra in the form of a training bracelet!! That’s right, I’m giving one away. To enter, please go to Endorphin Warrior and tell me which training/life mantra you’d choose and why. Bonus entries available (please enter a separate comment for each):
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Because it’s a week of giveaways, you’ve got be quick on the draw here…Contest open until 9am (eastern) tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/23/2013. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced in tomorrow’s post.
Happy training!! BELIEVE!!
* Disclosure: I was sent an Endorphin Warrior training bracelet to review and giveaway on this ole blog. The opinions, and mantra chosen, are mine.