Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Good luck charm?

While I was sitting on the spin bike on Monday, the instructor was encouraging us to go faster and push ourselves. The one thing that made me think while trying to bike as fast as I could was, "this is your workout." He had a point.

So, as I let my legs do their thing, I started thinking about what I could do to keep that thought forefront in my mind. It's easy sometimes to allow yourself to forget what you're training for, why you go to a class, why you want to eat better, why you shower so often. I decided that everyday until my next half marathon (The Love Run March 30, 2014), I am going to wear my two inspirational rings.

The first pictures are of the first inspirational ring I ever bought: To thine own self be true. Thanks Shakespeare! I bought this ring while I was training for my very first 5k in 2009. For the next year and a half I would wear it to every race I ran. Then I couldn't find it for a race and it's been iffy if I remember to wear it. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I will be wearing it now!

More recently I bought a ring that recognizes my 13.1 accomplishment. I wore it constantly, then stopped. I bought it because I do have a few necklaces that say 13.1, but wearing a necklace to work doesn't always work for me, so I thought a ring would. I liked the idea of reminding myself that I have run 13.1, that I am capable of it.


Originally I wanted to wear them both at the same time as a constant reminder of my goals. Then I realized they fit the same finger and that won't be possible. But, I can wear them in tandem, some days Shakespeare, some days 13.1. But they will be a constant reminder of what I want to accomplish - run my next half marathon strong!

Do you have a piece of jewelry or clothing that helps remind you of your goals?


  1. I have this awesome ring that turns me invisible, but every time I put it on these horrible wraiths start following me. I guess running from Sauron's minions counts as motivation, right?

    (Sorry, but the pictures reminded me of "Lord of the Rings")

  2. I have a bracelet that says: "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you are right!" I wear this during races as a reminder that your mind can make or break a race.

    1. That's a great one! I've been wearing the 13.1 ring most. It definitely has helped me when I look down and see it or I touch it. Just a physical reminder of what I'm trying to accomplish.