Sunday, 25 September 2016

These Days - Take That

Lyric:- 'Tonight, tonight we'll remember - We'll remember these days - Barlow, Donald, Owen, Mark & Norton

Song Choice:- I just love Take That and in 'These Days' they are quite happy to take the mickey out of themselves in what's actually a great pop song. Not taking yourself too seriously always helps in my experience. Take a listen here and see what you've missed as I love it's sheer positivity and hopefully you will too, as it's that positivity that I'd like to tap into for today's blog.

You see, negativity can just seep into all aspects of your life, when you are least expecting it. It can come from family, friends and colleagues in all manners of forms but mostly it comes from within. 

How many times have you entered a race, full of energy and enthusiasm and got to race day totally deflated thinking 'Whose bright idea was this one?' Well it was yours you dummy and yes of course it's good to challenge yourself and step outside of your comfort zone etc BUT I wonder why folk set themselves challenges that they are just not suited for. Over a couple of years of non-achieving the negativity eats away at your confidence, it's like 'Running Kryptonite'.

What I say, is concentrate what you are GOOD at. If you are fast, get faster. When you perform, perform to the best of your ability. It feels AMAZING when you do. If your boat like mine is to run long, run even longer. Set up your own multi-day race on your own route, to your rules and specifications. It's an unbelievably positive experience - I know as I've done it, many times over.

Even if you are overcoming injury or illness you can still be really positive about your progress and recovery. Look at yourself and see what you can improve on when you get back running? Where are you going to race and make sure your 'Kevlar Armour' can fend off the doubters?

If you need inspiration, take listen to 'Take That' as we'll all 'Remember these days'. Keep that positivity going and enjoy your running as I'm loving mine atm...and I'm positive about that.

Rory Coleman
976 Marathons - 241 Ultras - 13 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records
8299 Days' Dry

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