We’ve all been there. We’re having a great run and then – out of nowhere- a cramp sets in, or the foot starts hurting, or a hill is a lot harder than you remembered. What to do, what to do.
Many people suggest reciting a mantra, and keeping your attention and focus solely on the mantra. Some recite phrases, others scriptures.. I like quotes. My mantra for the week is:
“Believe. Believe you can do it, believe you deserve it, believe you will get it.”
It may not take the pain away, but a few minutes (or even miles) of a mantra distraction is a good thing. By focusing on the repetitve phrase, it’s amazing how you can block out negative thoughts that make the pain (or the hill) that much more unbearable.
So if you had a mantra, what would it be?