Do you remember that line from Legally Blond?
“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”
It’s true, it’s really true. The happy part that is. I wasn’t going to shoot my husband.
I was having a really craptastic day. Luckily, I had an appointment with my trainer. She kicked my butt with the upper body workout and we had a conversation about the mind over matter aspect of exercise.
Push on through. She said my confidence will improve as I get stronger.
What concerns me about these long runs I’ll be doing is that I’ve always been the type of person that stops when I’m “too tired”. I’ve never pushed myself to the limit. I even finished last in a cross-country race in high school. I pretended not to be embarrassed when my couches said nothing to me. I knew they were disappointed because I didn’t try my hardest. After that I always finished before my teammates in the same grade.
Finding a way to push myself to some seemingly unattainable goal is very appealing to me at this point in my life. To finish a race and know how it feels to have pushed myself further than what I thought was possible.
I’m daydreaming about doing every trail run offered by Brazen Racing and placing in some of them too!
Endorphins. Does a body good.