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!
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?