Change your mindset . . .


. . . change your run (or maybe even life!)

Mindset: a mental attitude or inclination.

What is your mindset when you’re standing at the start line of a race?

  • Are you doubting your abilities?
  • Are you running through all the bad runs?
  • Are you thinking about the missed runs?
  • Are you feeling like a fraud, like you’re not a “real” runner?
  • Are you worried about coming in last?

No matter what, people grow. If you chose not to grow, you’re staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box. It’s very simple when you look at it. — Kevin Hart

Mindset is everything. Well, maybe not everything, you’ve got to put in the work, too. But your mindset can make the difference between pushing through the pain, between feeling like you’ve left it all on the road, between a bad race an a great race.

Turn your frown upside down
How you think or speak to yourself can be very telling. Do you find yourself thinking:

  • I can’t because . . .
  • I’ll never be able to . . .
  • I’ll never get any faster . . .

All very negative beliefs. All guaranteed to put you into a vicious negative cycle and a negative mindset.

So let’s rephrase:

  • I can because I’ve put int he training.
  • I have been working hard to increase my cadence.
  • I am putting in the work to improve my pace.

We can’t change what happens to us, but we can change how we think about it — we can change our mindset. All it takes is willingness and a little practice.

Mindset can mean the difference between unraveling or pushing through obstacles.
— Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

Deb Runs

Tell me in the comments:

Do you work on your mindset?

What tricks do you use to change your mindset?

Has your mindset ever derailed a run/race?