The Marathon Runner’s Mindset

I’ve been thinking about this the last couple of days.

One of the things you learn running marathons is that it’s only about 1/3 physical. The rest is mental.

You are capable of doing amazing things and pushing yourself far beyond where you might normally think you can – if you train yourself to not stop.

“Never give up! Never surrender!” Yeah, that.

Do. Not. Stop.

This applies to other facets of life as well.

Implementation of this lesson is left as an exercise for the student.

In a possibly related note, I was signed up for the Angels Charity 5-K run in April today. I can walk 5K in my sleep – in about 45-50 minutes. A really good – not Kenyan or world class, but really good marathon runner can do a 5K as warmup in the 15-20 minute range. My time will be somewhere in between. Vegas odds are that it will be closer to 45-50 than it will be to 15-20.

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