Categories: Marathon Training, Marine Corps Marathon, Mental Toughness, Weight Loss
Warning: The following message may be a result of residual runner’s high and contains extreme cornballishness. Reader discretion is advised.
Can small positive things change your whole outlook? That is the case for me today. I came home from Denver (where I had a crazy, fabulous time) to find I had lost a couple of pounds. Then, thanks to suffering, I mean racing, at altitude, yesterday I had a fantastic run at a pace I hadn’t seen…oh…in quite some time.
Two measly yet huge pounds, one peppy run and suddenly I’m feeling like a new woman. Like anything is possible.
Did the universe give me a sign? Or am I still oxygen deprived?
Had I resigned myself to being overweight and slow and blaming it on middle age? Perhaps it’s too soon to tell, but maybe, just maybe it doesn’t have to be that way after all?? Don’t worry I have no intention of mounting a weight loss initiative in the last month of marathon training. But I can moderate my chocolate-covered almond and grilled cheese crust consumption.
I’m still VERY uneasy about my impending marathon in 4 weeks and have no clue yet what kind of pace to aim for this time around. But I hope to build momentum from these two bright spots that revealed themselves this week.
Focus on the positive and build from there. You may be surprised where it takes you.
How do you keep your head in a positive place?