My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

When Training Slips, Watch the Self Talk | Salty Running


Forgiveness for our setbacks is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves as runners, but it’s also one of the most difficult parts of our training. For me, it helps to remember that I run because I want to be a better person, not just a faster athlete, and the person I want to be loves herself and prioritizes her physical and mental well-being.
Cinnamon, Salty Running

(source: Calming Manatee)

When Training Slips, Watch the Self Talk – Salty Running

The sun is out & the weather is warming up, so I’m challenging myself to be a better blogger & get back to a regular exercise routine.  For the month of April I will be blogging daily & taking a walk.  I currently feel like arthritis has taken over my body, so gentle daily exercise is especially important now.

I have been very irregular with getting my exercise in for a the last few months (okay, several months), so this article from Cinnamon over at Salty Running seemed apropos.  We all have setbacks, & beating yourself up over it does nobody any good, least of all you.  So be gentle, be forgiving, & be inspired to keep trying.

There is a Japanese proverb that fits here: “Fall down seven times & stand up eight.”



Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

3 thoughts on “When Training Slips, Watch the Self Talk | Salty Running

  1. This is so important. I needed to hear this. I keep meaning to start doing yoga again and I keep just not getting around to it. Also never started walking beyond that one day. What I think I will try now that it’s warm is to wear my walking shoes and stop at a park that is right down the street from us, and Harry can either walk with me or play on the equipment while I walk around the play area. Should be good for us both. When it gets too hot, I will try to figure something else out I guess.

    • I’m such a stop & starter, it’s something I have to constantly remind myself of. Otherwise, it’s just too easy to give-up when you get side-tracked. But as long as we keep focused on the starting we’ll make it.

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