HEATHER at Run Faster Mommy
This lady is AMAZING, this week she began her journey to finish her degree, inspired by her sister she is testing her abilities as a tri-athlete, all the while working and raising her kiddos. The quote she left in the comment is this...
What a great quote!! Heather please email me your address and I will send your nuun goodness in the next couple weeks. I had planned to have a NEW Giveaway today...but it will be postponed to Monday, so please check back :)
This week I have been low energy. I am not sure why, it has been TOUGH to keep moving. Last night I passed up my usual "no brainer" nightly reading and went to my bookshelf hopeful to find something to get my mind focused. There with a mint green cover was "The Art of Talking to Yourself and Others." by Harry Hazel. Never heard of this book? Well of course you haven't. This book was written by one of my FAVORITE Communications professors at Gonzaga University for our Interpersonal Communications class. Most of the content is very Communications Class focused but there is a Chapter on Self Talk and Remodeling the Self Image.
Although I struggle with self confidence, like most people do, in general my Self-Image and overall belief in myself is VERY HIGH.. I operate by the quote below by Henry Ford.
What good does it do me to think I cant??? Positive self talk can change your world!! In Women's Running Magazine this month there is an article on Kara Goucher called "Think Like a Champion." To sum it up, Kara, an AMAZING professional runner with extraordinary looks to match, struggles with negative thoughts. Her thoughts in the past have been nearly paralyzing in her workouts. After working with a Sport Psychologist she has come to great way of thinking.
"There will be a million reasons why I can't do something," Goucher says. "Instead, I try to focus on the proof that I can do something."
You control your mind. Your internal dialogue can be positive or negative, you chose!! I am not naive enough to think that positive self talk will make me as fast as Goucher, have 6 pack abs or win a Marathon....those things take time, practice and God given talent. What I KNOW is that I WILL be successful because I BELIEVE that I am worth it..
So here is my Challenge should you chose to accept it. It takes 6 weeks to change an attitude or habit. Pick one negative thought that you have about yourself and change it to be positive. Simple as that.. Change your thinking and change your world!!!
Speaking of positive self talk here are my goals for my first 10K this weekend. I am giving myself a A, B and C goal....but if you know me, I want the A.
A= 7:28ish Pace for a time of 46:33
My A goal can be accomplished with the right fuel, energy and a smart pace.
B= 7:58ish Pace for a time of 49:33
My B goal is something I know I can do on a good running day.
C= 8:27ish Pace for a time of 52:33
My C goal is if I have a BAD running day, have to stop to visit the Honey Bucket, get a cramp or am low on energy...
Wishing Luck to the Tall Mom Bloggy Pack members Racing this weekend: If you would like your name listed please let me know which race you will be doing this weekend and I will add you to the list.
-Mel at 2nd Chances: Her first Triathlon at the Orilla Try-a-Tri
-Candice at I Have Run: First Half Marathon at Hobble Creek Half
-Velma at Running with Boys: Lake Saint Louis Triathlon
-Marlene at Mission to a(nother) Marathon: A Midsummer Nights Run 30K