What do you do when your body and mind do not align??? Runners know this all to well! That point when you push your body to go further or faster but your mind fights every step of the way. Your mind plays on your doubts and tells you to give up!
It is at this point when we have a choice! We can allow our mind to become our enemy and lead us to defeat or we can replace those doubts with hope and will our bodies to move forward to taste victory! Each time, each moment we push through, we find that we strengthen both our body and our mind.
This is the reason why I love running. Running is just as much mental as it is physical. I am reminded of this time and and time and time again….
A tool to use to discipline our kids is encouragement. Our kids need encouragement by the wheelbarrow load to not suffocate under all the things we’re teaching/admonishing them to do and not to do. We learned that ” for everyone word of critism, our children need TEN WORDS of encouragement”!
Adults/runners are no different than kids. We need encouragement by the wheelbarrow load to not suffocate under all the daily expections and requirements that we (and others) put on us. We need encouragement in running, we need encouragement in our daily work, we need encouragement in our marriage/ in our parenting, in our athletic endeavors and many more. We need a pattern of encoragement in life!
That is why, I am truly blessed to have my own “Sole sisters” along the way to encourage, motivate and be there for each other in this journey!