If you exercise or race at an ultra-intense level, I am certain you are mentally strong but when you push hard there will be times when you want to give up. There will be times you may not be that into it but if you are mentally strong, I guarantee you will push through, every time. You are unique and a stronger soul because of this. You know your body and you know just how to fight through. As a 30 time semi-pro marathoner, I get this. There are good days and bad days but no matter what you always reach the end. Let me share with you the psychological tricks in just how you can push through!
1. Stay Focused
As a semi-professional marathon runner, I set the stage with a mantra that I repeat before, during and after my race. This helps me to stay focused when I am in pain or even at times when I really want to give up. My mantra is, “I can do this for me and my family.” With every strike of my foot on the pavement I think of this. Find the mantra that helps you to move!