Here are the answers from participants in last weeks Brain Exchange: I totally misplaced my list of links…I didn’t want to leave anyone out, so I am going to skip links this week. So sorry!
Here’s how it works:
Topic: Motivational Quotes and Personal Mantras
Question: What are some of your favorite motivational quotes/sayings? Do you have any personal mantras you use while dealing with tough times on the race course?
I am always talking to myself throughout a race. It starts before I even hit the water in a tri. Typically my swim mantra is “just keep swimming” from Nemo and I remind myself that I am strong and I can do it. The bike, being my toughest event, is where I really need to stay positive. I talk to myself the whole time, remember to breathe and just repeat “you can do this” over and over. The run is full of “you got this” and “don’t stop” and “almost finished” which is also usually what I tell myself during road races. For me, I just need to constantly keep the negatives out and keep the positives in!
I have 328392 million (and that is a lot) of favorite quotes. All of the ones I use for my week in reviews are from a list of favorites but when it boils down, there is one that tops them all for me: “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start” which of course was the inspiration for my blog title!
Next Weeks Topic: The athletic family
Next Week Question: Do you come from an athletic family? Are your parents/siblings/spouses/children also involved in your sport(s)?