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?


Connie said...

New follower from the hop! Hope you will hop by Girl Tech Divas and follow back.

Jill said...

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.
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Wifey said...

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,

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

New follower from FMBT! Would love for you to stop by and return the follow :)


OneLittleMom said...

New follower as OneLittleMom from To The Top Tuesday Blog Hop !


Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

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.

Unknown said...

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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