"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Running Motivation

I'm into my second week of my 10K training and after finishing up my 6 mile run on Saturday, and not feeling like I was dying, I was so amazed.  I had a girl tell me she loved my collage and couldn't wait until she would like her running.  

If you ever would've told me I'd be excited to see running quotes and posters, or pushing myself to run hills on the treadmill to train to be faster ... oh, five years ago, I would've laughed at you.  Even when I liked to take aerobics classes in high school I opted for speed walking because I hated running.  

It was so hard. 

But I've caught the bug and now I love how it makes me feel.  I also love that my some miracle I don't hate myself if I'm not the fastest one out there.  Slowly but surely my speed is increasing and the progress motivates me that I'm doing my best and that's all that matters. 

So, I said all that to say this....  

Last evening I was perusing Pinterest and found a lady with some boards I could really relate to, one of which was a running board.  :)  

I made a collage with a few of my favorites to share with some friends:

And then I remembered I had also pinned this one:

I could hang these things all over my house..I'm such a words of encouragement type of girl.  lol 

Have a great day! 


  1. Wow 6 miles in your second week of training is amazing! Way to go!

    1. In all fairness, Katrin, I ran two 10Ks last year (6.2 miles) ... so my body has been a little warmed up to that distance already. :) I couldn't have done it the second week of training a year ago. :)