What do you trust in? I think it is so important that we all have something to believe in, something to trust. For me, trust is a central tenet in my faith. I trust in the Lord and that trust manifests itself in all kinds of ways in my everyday life. But sometimes it can be hard to trust. Not only in your faith (or whatever you believe in) but sometimes in yourself. And that is often the most difficult thing of all.
I’ve written before about having a bad run, and I think due to the heat, lots of others are struggling with similar issues. My runs this past week were full of self doubt and of not trusting my abilities. I’m trying actively to overcome my mind — which pretty consistently tells me to bag my run during the first mile or so. I know this is common and that a lot of runners struggle until mile 2 or 3 (3 is the sweet spot when I start hitting my stride), but I think if I had a mantra or a key phrase I could repeat to myself it might help.
What do you do to keep from letting your head take over your runs? I’d love to hear any key phrases you use – leave them in the comments!
What do you trust in? How do you trust in yourself?