New running mantra: spaghetti!

I've got a new mantra! Mantras are recommended all the time, as a great way to run further and faster. To prevent my mantra becoming a desperate 'How much further can I go on?!' I try to make up more positive ones.

For years I told myself: 'Youcandoit, youcandoit, youcandoit!', and during my religious phase I mumbled: 'Jesus Christ, son of God, rescue me!'

But my new mantra is: 'Spaghetti!' It's my way of reminding myself to loosen up those shoulders, until they don't touch my ears anymore. I want a supple body, like boiled spaghetti. This new mantra also comes in handy as a mom.

Whenever I have to help my son do his math homework, and I feel like tearing my hair out, I quickly think: 'Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti!', and I feel the tension leave my body.

Do you have a running mantra?
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  2. Love your spaghetti mantra! I'm with you on the maths homework - I'll try the spaghetti trick next time!:)

    Just stopped by from a weekend blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely weekend.
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  3. Love that! I need that with the kids, too!

    Mine for running is Believe. I wrote it on my running shoes when I ran my first marathon.

    This is my first time here, looking forward to reading more.

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  7. Spaghetti is a great mantra! Although it might start to make me hungry after a while. ;-)

    I usually just lose myself in thought/prayers/enjoying nature while running and in no time the miles have passed.

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  8. Does running after your kids count? Because my mantra would be "no, put it down, no, don't touch" lol New follower from the hop (daniellealecia)
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