I was speaking to someone recently who was planning to sign up for Disney’s Goofy’s Race and a Half challenge for next January.
This means that on Saturday you run a ½ marathon (13.1 miles) and the following day, Sunday, you run a full marathon (26.2 miles).
Of course, don’t confuse this with the Dopey run where runners do 5K, 10K, ½ marathon and the full marathon in 4 consecutive days – a total of 48.6 miles.
People that do this really are Goofy and Dopey, right?
Having done a few Disney ½ marathons (not in the Goofy or Dopey challenge), we talked about what she would need to plan for in training for the event.
One of the tips I shared is EXPECT that there will be times that she will NOT want to do the planned training.
And this is something YOU need to know whenever you choose and work towards a goal – whether it is stopping overeating, having (more) exercise in your life or any other healthy habit goal.
Your brain will throw up obstacles and sentences like:
- “It’s too hard”
- *I don’t feel like it”
- *What was I thinking, forget this”
- “I don’t follow through”
Knowing exactly what to say to yourself in that moment when these thoughts creep in (and they will) is critical.
Your new “go-to thought” that gets you over the hurdle needs to be believable and compelling.
Here are some possibilities:
- “This is how I get stronger”
- “My body loves this, and I love my body”
- “This is really good for me”
- “I can do this!”
I know that different and more believable motivational thoughts will definitely change what you do and results!
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