Jeff’s Daily Post – Mind over Body!
A tough 6.5 miles on the treadmill this morning. I’m always saying to myself “Strong Mind + Strong Body = Strong Runner”. I typically think that I’m training my body on all of my runs (90% of which are on the treadmill in the 5:00am hour) but I also know that all of those runs are strengthening my mind and making me mentally tough. It is easy to talk yourself out of a run when it is just you. It’s easy to stop when you think you are tired or you think you don’t feel good. I also think it is important to find things that keep you motivated. In addition to the blog, I typically log all of my workouts on Facebook. If I’m running on the treadmill I will take a picture of the treadmill screen and post that, if I’m running outside I will upload my workout on MapMyRun. I realize this pisses off some of my non-running friends but doing this motivates me and I have also found that it has motivated others (love love that). So I would consider today’s workout a “Mind” workout. My legs were tired after mile one but I kept my head down and kept running. It may have been a short treadmill run but I’m training my mind for bigger and better things. Have a great day!