I am on the quest.
Yes, I’m always looking for something. Today it’s a new mantra.
I have tons of quotes, songs, and phrases locked away in my mind to use when necessary. Mantra’s are different.
They tend to be shorter and contain key words to pull you through a tough scenario. A short word or two, 10 in my case it seems, that snaps you out of that bad mental mojo and puts the mind where it needs to be so you can get to conquering the task ahead.
I desperately need a good one of those…and SOON.
Last Sunday my 7.5 mile run turned into a mental battle of endurance instead of the physical one I had planned. It was a hot, humid, sunny morning with no breeze. The heat index was 92 at 6:30 when I started and rose quickly from there. The only “mantra” I could come up with, to convince myself to keep going was, “you are not going to die on this road right now, today.”Although, I wasn’t totally convinced of this fact until around mile 6.5.
I’ve been having issues with my saddle as well. A short mantra, something other than, “hang in there, soon you’ll be off this piece of shit seat” would definitely give me something a bit more constructive to focus on during those last 15-20 miles.
So here’s where y’all come into the equation. Share some of those empowering words that get you through the really tough mental battles. Do you have some that you tried and they ehhh, didn’t quite cut it?? Fill me in. I am the mantra sponge, absorbing any and all you’ve got.
I’ll let y’all know when I find “THE” one. It needs to be soon though…
2 weeks till Houston
Ride Happy, My Friends!