One thing and one thing only will improve my running: the ritual disembowelment of my internal monologue.
This should improve the rest of my life, too, but running is what I am least confident about right now. While I run, I am constantly judging how fast (or not) I am going, my running form, even where I am running on the path in relation to other runners. And today I read about the Barkley Marathons and thought, “I’ll never be able to run something like that.”
At this rate, I won’t even be able to keep running, let alone complete a marathon.
The saddest part is that I was too busy picking myself apart to enjoy being out in this lovely setting.
How do you quiet your internal monologue?