Running Comes Easy

Running comes easy.

My new running mantra.

Is it true?? Definitely not. Running is most certainly not easy for me. But if I keep telling myself that running comes easy, I bet it will become easier.

It sounds kind of hoakie, but I believe there is a connection between our thoughts and the outcome of our lives. Have you ever noticed that positive people generally have good things happen to them, while negative people keep getting more of the same “the world is out to get me” results?

Our energy attracts energy. Positive or negative– well, that’s up to you.

I recently watched the documentary “The Secret”. My friend warned me that it’s not for everyone, but I went into it with an open mind. I admit, there were some parts that I was like “Umm, that’s strange.” But there were more parts where I found myself nodding along and evalutating my own thought stream. I added the book to my Kindle library so I can dive deeper into the subject.

Here’s what I do know–

  • I’m running a 50K on Saturday (that’s 31 miles for those of you keeping track).
  • I haven’t run more than 13.1 miles since June.
  • My blood sugar number seem more on the high side recently.
  • My hips have been bothering me enough that I’m scheduled for acupuncture later this month.

But you know what?

I enjoy running. I like a good challenge. It’s autumn and there’s no better place to be than in the woods surrounded by the beauty of the changing season.

The words “in training for” freak me the heck out. So instead I’ve just been living life. Getting my “real” workout in first thing in the morning, walking after meals to help with my blood sugar, doing yoga, eating nutritious meals, and keeping a positive attitude.

Even though I fully anticipate the possibility of finishing last (or close to it), I have been visualizing myself crossing the finish line. When it gets hard I will repeat my running mantras.

Running comes easy.
I am healthy.
I am strong.

I will enjoy the experience and be greatful for what my body allows me to do.

If it was easy, everyone would do it.

It’s not easy. I am choosing to be brave and push myself totally outside my comfort zone.

I have a plan, I have 8 hours (I think), I have a positive attitude, and I have a really strong desire to be able to say I crossed that finish line.

Whether you actually believe in the power of positve thinking or not– good things will come from having a positive attitude. Guaranteed.

♥amanda maureen

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