Mind over Matter


Three weeks into the new year, three weeks into my training and it’s only now sinking in that I will be running 26.2 miles! It will probably take me over 4hours (240 minutes, 14400 seconds)! Wow that’s too long,I think to myself. And before I can stop myself other thoughts start flooding in. Why did I sign up?  I  won’t be able to do it, I get bored too easily, I won’t survive, the training will be too hard, too demanding, I have other commitments, I cannot possibly train enough or efficiently.                                                                                                                       What were you thinking Grace?! 

Just like that,I find myself agreeing with the voices in my head. Until I am reminded that

 “It always seems impossible until it’s done ” Nelson Mandela

How true is the above statement?

I know that many of you can relate. We all at some point have the inner battles.  However, the trick is not to believe the voices that say we cannot but to give it a go. To set goals, and do all we can to achieve them. Not shying away from doing the hard things but rising to the challenges and persevering.

In the spirit of PERSEVERANCE, this past week I have challenged myself to work on my endurance. Find a comfortable pace and just keep on running for as long as I can (I have had to set a minimum time as a goal).  It’s been extremely tough, feeling as though time is going backward every time I stepped onto the treadmill.  Until the time is up and i realised I DID IT! How? By staying on and choosing to believe that i can do one more minute 🙂

if you thibk a minute goes by fast

What lies about your abilities have you believed in?What is it that you are wanting to do but keep hearing that you cannot? What have you given up on because you thought it to be impossible?

What are you trying to achieve?

To see your dreams become reality takes time, patience, endurance and perseverance. It takes you believing YOU CAN!

Remember that the voice in your head that says you can’t do this, is a liar

Until next time,



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