I'm linking up with Erika for TOTR!
|See? How can you beat support like this?!
Real runners run long.
It's not true, but we've all heard it, or something like it. I thought I'd squashed this kind of negative thinking, but I guess it was just hibernating, waiting to wake when it detected the slightest hint of uncertainty.
I have reasons for stepping back - I know I'm less scared to push my limits if the distance is lower, and once I've built some confidence I'll be able to translate that speed into longer distances - but that negative voice is there.
Overcoming that voice may be the hardest part of running.
I haven't heard my personal negative voice in awhile, and hearing it means I'm doing something new and scary, so in a way it's a good voice to hear. But now I need to push it aside, trust my gut, trust my plan, and keep moving.
|See? Feeling positive and ready to go now that I've got all that figured out!
What does your negative voice say?
What do you think is the hardest part of running?