Monday, August 15, 2011

Mind Game

      When a long run starts to get the best of you, it's time to refocus your thoughts. I know you have your favorite music pumping. However, that doesn't always work. A little mind game is in order. Try focusing on a pleasant experience you've had. Think of several. Play them back in your head from start to finish and watch how easy the run becomes. Some of my personal favorites are: getting my first bicycle when I was 6 years old. I remember that as if it was yesterday. Getting my drivers license as a teenager. Wow! you know what that meant. And best of all, thinking about the happy faces of people I've helped who were in need. Beat that for a pleasant experience. There are hundreds more. Funny thing about this game is, the more you do it while running, the more things you can remember. And that's how you Keep It Moving. 

Ok now go tackle those miles!

I will always remember Matthew's smile that day.

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I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.