Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Words of Wisdom

Although I’m not one to always listen to my mom’s words and know my daughter is the same, I look back and realize she has taught me much. She is the reason behind my healthy eating and love of growing my own food; as a young child we lived on fresh fruits and veggies but then life got crazy and her dislike of cooking meant years of food from boxes and cans. It is this reason that I know O is soaking up my healthy example in eating.

 My mom has always been a big support of my running and has traveled to multiple races including my first one. It was before this race that she told me: If I thought positive that I could win. Well, not even close or any chance of that but great advice and something to remember. This is what I keep thinking about now as I mentally defeat myself during a race: Get rid of the negative and visualize the positive outcomes. What words encourage you during a run/race/tough workout? How do you work through mental defeat?
My mom and my baby in Costa Rica this winter
What wisdom have you received from your mom, grandmother or mother figure in your life? I would love to hear from you. We can all learn so much from one another.

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10 comments:

  1. My mom never told me that I couldn't do something. If I had a goal/vision, she encouraged me and did everything in her power to help me achieve that goal. She also taught me to be true to myself. I take it as a huge compliment when someone says "you are just like your mother."

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    1. Being true to yourself is huge and such a tough thing at times as we grow up. Great advice :)

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  2. Oh my gosh. I could write a novel about all my mom has taught me and how she has inspired me. She has always believed in me, always pushed me and always had my back. We definitely didn't see eye to eye when I was growing up, but she's my best friend now, and I pretty much owe everything to her.

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    1. Same here! I fought her every step growing up but now things are much different :)

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  3. Funny my moms words often ring in my head as I run.

    "If you can do it once, you can do it again and again."

    "You move in the direction of your most dominate thought."

    "Whats the worst thing that can happen?"

    LOL! So thankful to have her wisdom and encouragement behind me!

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  4. How awesome that your mom taught you so much! My mom taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to do!

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  5. My grandmother is the one who always encouraged me and supported me no matter what. She didn't really understand my running obsession since she was big on making sure that she never got sweaty but she still supported me!

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    1. hahaha running and sweat kind of go together!

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