What do we use to stay motivated?

In life, what do we do when we start out too strong, and feel like we can’t finish?

Same thing in a race. Back off some, regain our composure, then keep going.

Two mile combined split 13:47… the goal at this point was 14:15 (two miles at 7:15 and 7:00).


iPhone screen shot of 5k mile splits
5k: 1st mile 6:39, 2nd mile 7:07


So I stopped and walked for half a minute.

What do we use to stay motivated?

Eyes always on the goal.


Windermere 5k 50-54M race results
5k goal was sub 22:00


Breaking 22 minutes felt like victory, even though walking felt like failure.

Keep going.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.