Last weekend I was scrolling through Twitter on my phone, as Barry drove us home from the rodeo. I came across an article posted by Runner’s World that had a compilation of motivational posters. You know I’m a sucker for these. Earlier this year I even made a bunch of my own motivational posters.
Of course, I had to choose my favorite from the Runner’s World ones and now I’m going to share them with you! This first one is so true. For me, it is especially true of my first full marathon:
Running is as much a physical challenge as it is a mental challenge. At times, I think the mental part can carry more weight:
One thing I love about running is that the rest of the world often melts away during a run. It doesn’t matter if I have a million things to do when I get back from a run. While I’m out there on the trail, time just ceases to exist:
Through running and through this blog, I have made some amazing connections and friends both online and in real life. There’s nothing like sharing miles of conversation with a friend on a beautiful Saturday morning.
Some days you lack motivation (hopefully not today with all of these great posters!). On those days, I try and think about how good it feels when a run is in the books:
The next quote from Kara Goucher is good to keep in mind when you’re training for a big race. Often, training for a half or full marathon, or other endurance events, involves weeks of training. It’s rare that you’re able to follow that beautiful training plan to a T. But that’s alright. It’s important to train smart, listen to your body, and realize that minor setbacks are not going to ruin everything:
Finally, I leave you with this nugget. For whatever reason, I have dubbed 2014 as my “race palooza” year. Barring injuries or other catastrophes, I intend to run any and all races that my heart desires. I’m off to a good start so far. I love running races because I get a rush whether my goal is to PR or just to finish. I love the atmosphere, the community, and the amazing opportunity to explore new places on foot. Plus, having a race on the calendar often gives my training a sense of purpose.
I hope you’re feeling motivated after all of that! The slideshow on Runner’s World has 95 total, so you can definitely get your fill of motivation there. Now get out there and kick some butt!
Do you like clicking through motivational posters like these?
Who is racing this weekend? Good luck!!