|You won’t always have this kind of motivation, so…how do you fill the time?|
If you start with nothing, you’ll quickly end up disappointed. Oh where the mind does go while tearing through those oft-torturous miles. Some people just do a countdown, while others look for the most creative signs or get through it from water stop to water stop. Some sing songs in their heads or think about books and movies they have read.
I thought I’d ask some of my fellow marathoners what THEY think about during a marathon! Thanks to all who answered and gave me some good ideas when the time comes. Trending? Food, massages, mental games & more. Read on to see if you can relate!
|Some think about relaxing with friends over a drink afterward. Sitting down & chilling out|
@happycorredora: I imagine that there is a rubber band around me and a faster runner. Also hop into a virtual ‘wagon’ Mind games!
@tlsylvan: I keep repeating to myself that I trained too hard to slow down!
@hbshesington: a well deserved post-race meal and full body massage
@healthyhappier: I think about how far I’ve come and how many people aren’t able to do something like running 26.2 miles.
|Sadly, not all of us have access to an In n’ Out Burger! I’ll settle for Ray’s Hellburger!|
C is for Courtney: I thought of happy child hood memories during my first marathon. how my dad used to walk along side of the pool when i was swimming during a swim meet, cheering me on. pretend like he’s doing the same thing while i run
|Looking for encouraging friends is popular. This one was particularly nice|
Jess Runs: I try to think where I’ll be seeing my friends next on the course and then tell myself to just get to them. Or I think “one foot in front of the other” “keep moving forward”
What about you? How do you get through marathons or half-marathons? Do you enjoy the run or just want it to be over with?