Never underestimate the power of visualization… I know, it totally sounds flaky, but it works! I’ve used visualization for years… in all areas of my life. But most recently, as I struggle to get into a good training routine for the Savannah Rock and Roll Half Marathon, I’ve had to dig into my bag of tricks to get motivated.
I picture myself as an effortless runner (even if I’m huffing and puffing or hating my workout) and it seems to help me get through. Often times it’s like flipping a switch to make me go from feeling miserable – to feeling good, happy, and strong. I’ve also noticed that when I’m suited up in my favorite running stuff – the stuff that makes me look more like a runner – I actually perform better! That? Is awesome! And that? Is also a reason to go shopping… and what girl doesn’t love shopping?
We hit Fleet Feet last Saturday ( which was freaking packed, btw) and I got these new kicks:
This is my first pair of Brooks. I usually go with Asics or Saucony, but these were recommended by the sales guy and when I put them on, it was like walking on a pillow (I’d say cloud, but that just sounds too corny). You can’t really tell from the picture, but they have lots of reflective pieces on them and they’re accented with a peppy purple trim.
I also got a festive new Sweaty Band specifically for race day (the colors are black, hot pink, and teal):
I have hot pink running tops of all varieties, so depending on the weather that day – I could wear my tank, short sleeve, or long sleeve top to match my headband. And all of my running shorts are black, so wa-lah… I will be “running pretty” for the Half on November 5th!