I felt motivated to continue training for my upcoming Marine Corps Reserve Half Marathon when I watched a video from Runner’s World – the story ofMacKenzie Riford, 13, and her mom running the JFK 50-miler. MacKenzie ’s advice throughout the video is profound, but her last words are the best – “just get over yourself.”
I have found that much of my boundaries in running are self inflicted – I am too tired, too weak, it’s not possible to run that far, etc, etc.
Luckily for me, training has erased many of those thoughts. I can’t run two miles becomes I can’t run five miles and then my mind opens to maybe I CAN run ten miles, 13.1 miles, and more…
My body is capable of much more than I expect.
What is your best piece of long distance running motivational advice?
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