What would you do if your music shut off 6 miles into your half marathon and you’d always been dependent on your music to keep you going?
Would you just give up?
Or would you have the mental toughness to not give up?
Unforeseen circumstances can arise during competition. Circumstances that you can’t directly prepare for but circumstances that can hinder your success no matter how physically prepared you are.
It all boils down to mindset.
How strong is your determination to succeed even when things start to go wrong?
And sometimes you don’t know just how strong you are until you are tested.
This past weekend my client, Jodie, and I ran a half marathon. It was Jodie’s first and she’d been training hard for months.
She’d logged the miles and lifted weights to get stronger. Her body could handle the 13.1 miles.
We started out at a great pace. She was looking good and relaxed. We were even having some fun poking each other and pointing out all the people running in costumes that we passed.
Her running looked so smooth as the miles went by that I was almost sure we were going to finish earlier than we’d told her husband and daughter to get there.
And then around mile 6, Jodie’s fully charged, brand new iphone, shut off.
Just like that, her music was gone. The motivation she’d used to log in mile after mile for the past few months was gone.
I could see the devastation wash over her.
But she kept going. Mile 7….Mile 8….Passed. And she just kept going.
Her body began to hurt and with no music to distract her, she became focused on the pain.
She told me, “Something’s not right.”
But she kept going.
And then we hit a hill…We hit a hill a mile longer than planned for.
A hill a mile longer than planned for, a body in pain and absolutely no music to distract her.
Could you mentally charge up that hill? Or would just be done?
Jodie took on the mammoth of a hill and while we didn’t end up finishing before her husband and daughter got there, she finished strong.
Jodie made it through because of her MINDSET.
The question is “Would you?”
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