I am currently working through a book in preparation for the Salt Lake City Half. It is called Mind Gym and it is about developing mental toughness, specifically as it relates to physical endurance. It is pretty interesting even though it references sports analogies that sail right over my head. It might be working. Why do I think that? Well something weird happened on my long run Saturday morning.
I met Miz Liz at Liberty Park. In classic frazzled fashion, I forgot my Garmin. We decided to stick to running only around the park's track so that we could later measure the distance (thanks mapmyrun). I knew that the park trail was roughly 1.25 - 1.5 miles in distance. We ran laps and kept track of them on Reggie's dirty window.
|2 laps done!|
|"This is just my warm-up!"|
Thank you Mind Gym.
“Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.” -Chris Evert
Sweets, do you consider yourself a tough mental athlete?