It’s hard to believe that I’m saying this, but only 2 days remain until I run the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA. Admittedly, I’m nervous. Have I run enough? Am I strong enough? Will I attain my goal?
At this point, there’s nothing left to do but rest and eat and exercise my mind. To me, mental focus is everything. Each of us sends vibrations and energy into the world. The types of vibration we give off create our reality. For example, if I focus my thoughts on negativity, I produce negativity. Of course, the opposite is also true.
Mantras are a great way to focus your mind on the positive. I invite you to develop a mantra that is personally meaningful that will carry you through the most challenging circumstances. My mantras are as follows.
Breathe in love, joy, peace, gratitude. Breathe out acceptance and hope.
If you are running a marathon this weekend, love every step of the journey. Keep your mind focused on being present and remember that in a few short hours it will be a memory. Make it a memory that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
YIKES! Only three days to go until my legs have to run 26.2! I must begin focusing my mind on the positives. Prior to my injury, I worked like a beast, completing at least 5 – 19 or longer mile runs. I ran hill repeat after hill repeat and track workout after track workout. My body just couldn’t have lost a significant amount of fitness over past 3 to 4 weeks, could it??
My mental focus for today is, “Life’s only limitations are those you set upon yourself, for as long as you strive hard enough anything is achievable.”–Chad Williams