What I love about marathon training is that it forces me to live my yoga each and every day.
Trust is my marathon mantra. Each and every time I lace up my sneakers and head out for a run, I trust that I’m strong enough, I trust that I’m good enough and I trust that I can do anything I put my mind to, especially, on my long runs.
My long runs require not only the most energy and are the most physically challenging but they mess with my mind. The first couple miles are a wait and see game….am I on pace? Do I feel any pain? Can I run 13 more miles? Did I bring enough water? Did I eat enough? The questions go on and on. This is where my mantra comes in again. TRUST. Just like in life, you have to just put one foot in front of the other and just trust that things will work out for the best and if you believe it, they always will.
You might not always run as fast as you like or in the best weather conditions but some of life’s best lessons come from our hard ships and just believing and trusting that everything will work out for best. I have found that my hardest runs (bad weather conditions, injuries, fatigue, etc.) were the runs that made me the most equipped and ready to take on the distance of the marathon.
Things will never be perfect but trusting and believing that things are how they should be will always allow you to go the extra mile. What’s your running mantra or a mantra you use to bring inspiration to your day?