Sunday, February 5, 2012

Things I've Learned

I was outside running my "10 Mile Lollipop Loop" this morning, thinking about the upcoming season and reflecting on things that I've learned or that have been reinforced over the past 12 months. These are not necessarily original observations, but sometimes they don't mean much until you personally acknowledge them. I've decided to share a few of my thoughts here today:

~ Belief is a powerful tool...belief in your training, your ability, and your dreams can carry you a long way.
~ Recovery is an art.
~ The small stuff matters and can make a big difference.
~ Assume the best in people until they prove you wrong and even then, give them a second chance.
~ Consistency is key.
~ Distance and volume is all relative.
~ It's entirely possible to go to bed by 9pm every night. Just make it happen!
~ Foam rolling really works. The harder the roller the better.
~ A few pounds less on the body = a few minutes faster on the run.
~ Having your heart in the right place helps to keep your head in the right place.
~ Mental gray patches are temporary, and so is pain. But you know the saying...pride is forever!
~ Training is the bread and butter, racing is the icing on the cake.

Here's to a happy, healthy, and successful season!


Leslie said...

Great words Malaika! Hope you have a great season!

Words with Jeni said...

love your blog writing, very inspiring! Happy 2012