If you go into anything – an activity, life, work, etc. – with a positive attitude, you will most likely have a positive outcome. Likewise, if you have a negative attitude, you more than likely will incur a negative outcome.
Think of a job interview. You get there and are positive, upbeat, and know you are the perfect person for the job. Chances are you will have a great interview. Or, maybe it is a run that your don’t feel like doing. You get deep into your head and it turns out to be not a good run. Conversely, you are pumped for your run and nothing can get in your way. You get in your zone and nothing can take you out. As a coach, I’ve told my soccer kids if you show up to the field thinking you’re going to lose, then you already lost.
This is not to say that you can never have negative thoughts. Bad stuff does happen and you have to give yourself time to acknowledge those negative emotions. But, you cannot let them overtake you. Everyone has that one friend who is always extremely positive and happy. Some people even say they don’t like how happy they are. But doesn’t your day brighten up when you are with them or talk to them? Their smile, their voice, and their words.
Our attitude is contagious. Notice how this article began talking about a positive attitude and the second sentence was the converse. If it would have began with a negative example first, your mind would immediately go to a negative reaction. That is how we are wired. If you wake up and it is a beautiful sunny day, the air is crisp, the birds are chirping you’re more than likely starting the day in a chipper mood. If it is gloomy and drab out, you’re more than likely going to be lethargic and moody.
Whether it’s the happy-go-lucky friend, or all the negativity and hate on social media, it is easy to fall into the latter. But, it is just as easy to be positive. It’s a choice, your choice. Why not choose to be positivity? Don’t you feel better when you and those around you are happy? Don’t you want others to be happy?
This Week’s Training
Some of the runners in my group ran in a live race over the weekend – the Ft. Lauderdale 13.1. They did amazing with several grabbing PRs along with the overall second & third places, top overall female, second overall male, and several age group wins. These are amazing athletes who have made goals, stuck to a plan, and executed it. The RunAdic method is proven – I’ve seen it and am experiencing it. And best of all, it’s a group of people with positive attitudes and amazing work ethic.
Monday – 6 miles easy + core
Tuesday – 7 miles progressive
Wednesday – Cross Train + stretch
Thursday – 6 miles intervals
Friday – Cross train + strength
Saturday – Long run 12 miles
Sunday – Recover
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