So I have blogged more in the last three days then I have in the last three months. We will see how long this lasts for; hopefully I blog once a week minimum anything more will be an accomplishment.
So before I go to bed I keep a note book beside my bed and if I have any thoughts I write them down. No matter how crazy or stupid they are I jot those bad boys down. Nights after running or before races I always write down motivational stuff or stuff that’s going on in my head. To me it seems like I’m pulling these thoughts out of my head throwing them on paper and in return, clears my head which, means sleep time.
Above, is a perfect example of crazy Teagan’s thoughts on paper. Staying motivated is really hard in life and really hard in sport, any sport. Running is not fun (sometimes). No matter which way you cut the cake or reasoning lots of runs, races, and practices suck. When racing ALL runners have thought “why don’t I just quit; drop out” racing is hard sometimes and when people pass you, or that cramp starts, or your muscles get weak. All one can think about is dropping out. DO NOT DROP OUT (unless you’re actually dying or hurt) finishing is the best feeling in the whole entire world if you’re first or last. I have been both and every race I have pushed through or walked out I am legitimately happy I made it to the end.
Sometimes when the body gives up and you can not go on people categorize you as Disqualified, didn’t finish or , failed. Well you obviously did not finish but you sure as hell did not fail. One of the best quotes I have heard is ” I’ve got failed attempts dialed” How do you know to get better if you don’t make it sometimes? I use to stress constantly at night (boarder line insomnia) about running, money, school, work, you name it. Then I realized everything will happen how it happens and you just have to stay motivated. Deep down inside you’re the only one who can keep yourself going; friends, families, teams, videos, and speeches help. But when it comes down to the line and gun goes off it’s you in your head getting through the race. I just chit chat up a storm in there to keep going.
These are some of my FAVORITE motivational sport videos EVER. God working in Nike’s marketing department would be the coolest thing ever!