Momentum

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I’m not gonna sugarcoat it: running 60+ miles in a week is tough stuff for me.

We’re half way through the week, and I’m sitting at 30 miles. I’ve got another 35+ to go (including my 20+ miler). It’s taken serious motivation and momentum to keep my daily miles in the double digits each day this week, but I’m not about to start slacking now.

Momentum is definitely the best word to describe how I’m staying motivated to keep up my mileage and training these days. You’ve been working hard so far; you’ve been putting in the miles so far. Every.run.counts. Ya can’t slack now!

If that tiny voice in my sleepy mind says “oh just sleep in today…”, I hear the other voice reason, “would you rather run 10 outside on trails this AM or 10 after work on a treadmill?”. That’s enough to get me out of bed.

It’s not a “Eh, I should go running today” kinda feeling. It’s a “I will go running today” kinda feeling. It’s a certainty  It’s a fact. It’s something that simply must be done. No ifs ands or buts.

Just get it done.

It’s kind of empowering. I love the motivation this snowball affect has on me.

26 days.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Yep…put no thought into it…just lace up the shoes and go! Totally commend you on the 60 mpw too…I know that is not easy esp when you are busy busy on the go.

  2. misszippy1 says:

    I love being at that point in training…you know you are making gains and it’s so worth it to get up and get out there!

  3. Morgan says:

    Good luck this weekend girly!!! Will be thinking of you out there, wish I could be there.

  4. kaitwatts says:

    Good luck! You’ve got this no problem since you are such a rockstar.

  5. Hey! I just found your blog through Holly’s… and I’m really glad I did. I like your speed, I like Colorado, I’m also a graduate student (philosophy at Princeton), so I feel like I am going to get a lot out of following you.

    Good luck with the race!

    Just get it done. Haha!

  6. ChitaMyQueen says:

    You rock efo!! You are amazing. For the long workouts, this one always make me think of you and YOUR greatness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV0ibjJjirE

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