Positive thought for the day.

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“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

This was just what I needed to see this morning. I’ve been getting discouraged the past 2 weeks. Yes, I’m improving by leaps and bounds. Yes, I feel myself getting stronger every day. And yes, I’m becoming a runner. But that seed of self-doubt always kicks in: I look around at everyone faster than me, stronger than me. I fear people look at my run times and roll their eyes. But that’s the voice inside my head that I need to defeat. I’m running for myself and for my son. No one else matters. I might be slow, but I’m steady. I think if I can overcome the voices of doubt in my own head, I will clear a major obstacle.

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2 responses »

  1. That quote is so true!! And you are doing AMAZING! I think we all have moments of self-doubt (I have been having quite a bit of that in my training lately) but it’s keeping our eye on the larger prize (be it a race, long term health and wellness, whatever) that is so important in these moments. Please know you can email me (or call) if you ever want to talk about anything!

    • Ok, this makes me feel better to know someone who’s very accomplished still struggles with self-doubt every now and then. You’re right, I guess I just need to keep focusing on the big picture.

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