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I’m currently training for my first marathon. I shared some of that story here, but I have to tell you that as the days have sped by and my marathon is only three weeks away, a little bit of fear has started to creep in.
I’ve been a runner for four years now. I hated running before that, but now it is so many things to me. Running is about a healthy body AND a healthy mind for me. I run because it helps clear my head. Running used to disgust me, now it makes me happy.
Running also provides a way to challenge myself and this is where fear can factor in. I never enter a race thinking I might win, but I always have goals and sometimes those goals are scary. Like this marathon.
If I let my mind wander for too long, I start to think, “I’ve never run longer than 20 miles – how will I make it 26.2?!” or “What if feel sick or get hurt or can’t finish the race?” It’s enough to make me want to back off, but I’m not going to be that person. I don’t ever want to be the person who backs away from challenge.
Since quitting is not an option and I won’t let fear get me down, I find ways to keep myself motivated, like fun activewear with great patterns and sayings that make me want to crush the run and reach that goal!
I love the phrase, “Get it, girl,” and I often use it to cheer on my friends in their healthy pursuits. I love that I have that phrase to encourage myself now, thanks to this awesome tank from Cents of Style! I have a half marathon coming up tomorrow and I’m planning to bust out a new PR, so I threw on this sweet tank with a pair of heathered yoga capris (also from Cents of Style) for my easy run yesterday. I felt pretty darn good and a little invincible – ready for the challenge of pushing myself to a new best this weekend! Go ahead – tell me to “get it, girl!”
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A marathon!? Go you! So impressive. I also just start running recently and it really is for the mental benefits as much as the physical ones. I can’t wait to hear how your marathon goes. By the way, you look adorable! That tank is one of my favorites.
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Hi! It’s Laura, from the Nashville Marathon! I hope you rocked the half, it ended up being pretty hilly and hot! My time was slower than I wanted (my slowest marathon yet), but I felt great with the conditions. How did you end up doing? Good luck at Fargo!
Laura! I’m so glad you commented! I did not, in fact, rock the half, but I did finish just a few seconds over 2 hours, so I’ll call it a win on that tough course! Congrats on finishing strong! It was so great to meet you.