Tuesday, June 19, 2007

TIP - Stick to the positive

Whenever you sign up for a race let your friends and family know about the event too so that they can join you or come out to cheer you on. It's important to build a network of supporters who will help you to continue your healthy ways. From experience I can tell you that there are two types of people out there; those who envy your achievements and those who will encourage you all the way to the finish line and beyond. I advise you to hang around the second group whenever you get the chance. These are the people who can share the glory of your achievements and admire your perseverance and won't hold you back.

Just like people there are two types of thoughts you will have while running. Recognize those positive thoughts and encourage them to encourage you. Ignore the negative thought as much as you can. They will probably never go away but make them as small and insignificant as you can. Know that you are keeping fit for a reason and be conscious of that reason. Write it down and put it somewhere you will look at it every day.

The mind can be a powerful thing so use it to your advantage.

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