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?