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Ten Mantras to Get You Through a Difficult Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 03/20/2017 | Wellness Tips

When training for a race or another event, have you ever had the experience where completing a certain distance feels like an effortless walk in the park, but the next day the same distance feels like running up a mountain in a hail storm? During Girls on the Run, girls learn about the power of positive self-talk and how telling ourselves positive affirmations can help us in difficult situations. For those days when it feels like you're running through a hail storm, channel positive self-talk by having a mantra - something to repeatedly tell yourself to encourage you to keep going. 

Here are a few to get you started:

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Your legs are not giving out, your head is giving up.

The body achieves what the mind believes.

Strive for progress, not perfection.

I'm doing this for me.

My body is stronger than my mind thinks it is.

Do you have a go-to mantra that you use when running? We'd love to hear it! Share it with us on Instagram or Twitter using #GirlsontheRun.

Kenzie Kramer


Kenzie, a veteran GOTR coach, is excited to share content that connects readers to the GOTR vision and inspires them to bring the joyfulness of the core values into their lives. In her free time, she enjoys baking, biking and running with her dog. 

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