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Monday, February 07, 2011

Mantra Monday: No Regret

Mantra Monday

My husband told me a little story yesterday when I was having trouble motivating myself for a run.
He said,

"Picture this: You're in your wetsuit. You're standing at the edge of the water waiting for the horn to blow at St. Anthony's.

Do you wish you would have run today?"
Immediately my answer was, "Yes."

It doesn't have to be St. Anthony's. It doesn't have to be a triathlon. It can be any race whatsoever. All I know is that standing at the starting line looking back, will I wish I'd have gotten in every run I could to get me to that point?


And right now that's enough to get me out the door. No, to LIGHT A FIRE under me to get out the door.

On race day, I want to look back and not want to "wish" anything. I want to know I've done all I could have possibly done at every opportunity I had to do it.


No regret.


Kirsten said...

Love you. The end.

Joanna said...

LOVE THIS!!! I know that every week when I step on the scale, I think about everything I COULD have done to make the number better... now I can think of you each time I want to slack off a little.


You're awesome. ;)

Carrie said...

I have been living in this for the past few weeks!! Thanks so much for this!! I will move forward and not look back!!

Heather said...

I think I need to print out your "no regret" picture and post it to my basement door (where the home gym lives)... and my fridge... and on my pantry! love it!

Anonymous said...

Seriously? This could not have come at a better time. I'm starting to get overwhelmed with all the training I have coming up and OHMYGOODNESS I just want to run but not the good kind but run AWAY!

I needed this. And thank your hubby, too. He's smart.

april said...

You're my hero.

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