As you can probably guess, both of those statements are 100% true.
They’re also 100% dumb.
It’s almost a self-fulfilling prophesy. Because I tell myself that I’m slow and I don’t like to run, during those times when I have to run, invariably, I’m usually not very happy about it … and it takes longer than I wish it did.
The sad part is, I know that running is good for me. And I also know plenty of people who do like to run. This really is a case of “maybe it’s just me”.
So I got to thinking …
What if I could simply “trick” my brain into thinking that I DO Like running .. and that I CAN be faster ???
I do have some precedence for this. With some of my other workouts, particularly the Cross-fit that we sometimes do at morning PT, I’ve gone from something I used to hate, to something I very much look forward to. Not because anything about the workout changed … but because my mindset about it did.
lol, this mindset change is going to be hard (for me) when it comes to running though.
I was just about to end this post with the thought: “I doubt I’ll ever run a marathon or anything ..”
More honestly, I’m not ready to commit to the idea that I may run a marathon one day. But I will find a way that I can get to the point where I look forward to a good run … and where I’m going fast enough that people walking can’t easily keep up.
Keep havin FuN!