This week, thus far, has been filled with some ups and downs, but at the end of the day, I realize my potentials and know I’m worth every ounce of effort I put towards my goals. Yesterday, a switch flipped and suddenly I had less fear, more confidence, and a whole slew of motivation. My runs have been great, my swims have been more focused, and I’m ready to take on Shamrock Half Marathon (http://www.shamrockmarathon.com/) with everything I got! I’ve run one half marathon before (a few years ago) and to be completely honest, didn’t really train for it…yeah, I know, a little crazy, but I ran a 1:55. I was pretty pleased considering half the race was steep uphills (another fun fact I learned at the race) and oh yeah, the first “fun fact”… (completely being cheeky here …the race wasn’t fun at all) was telling myself that I’d NEVER run another half marathon again without a running plan. Shamrock is in a month and my goal range is between 1:36-1:38. With more runs ahead and even more behind having left tracks of blood (I fell on ice), sweat, and tears, I’m ready, MORE THAN EVER, to run fast!
“Never cloud your vision with negative thoughts…instead, envision yourself on a cloud soaring through the depths of your imagination. When you’re using your imagination, you’re allowing yourself to grow as a thinker and as a dreamer. Remember to believe in yourself and to believe in your dreams, for if you do, nothing seems impossible!”
Me (Kristin Stiff)
10 QUOTES THAT GOT ME THROUGH MONDAY MADNESS:
MY MOTTO IS #9. WHAT’S YOURS?!
1] ] “Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.” Demi Lovato
2] “It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up. Even if people would like you to.” Pink
3] “…and confidence is a stain they can’t wipe off…” Lil Wayne
4] “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn
5] “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” Bob Marley
6] “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Confucius
7] “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” Maya Angelou
8] “I always had the ability to say no. That’s how I called my own shots.” Sidney Poitier
9] “Don’t spend all of your time trying to be like someone else because you can never be them and they can never be you.” Raven Symone
10] “I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for. I also believe in dance.” Ellen Degeneres
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO/FAVORITE QUOTE/RACES AHEAD?