The last few years I saw many breakthroughs in my running, and I assumed that had to do with consistency and better training. While that’s certainly a big part of the success I’ve had so far, I’ve also realized that learning to trust myself might be the main ingredient to that success. Whether it was trusting my own race plan even when others questioned it, trusting myself to rally and do back-to-back marathons, or trusting my body to do what I knew it could do. At times it meant trusting myself when I felt like I could trust no one else.
In fact one of my greatest breakthroughs, my first sub-three marathon, came when I had to trust all the training I put in and then trust myself to execute a smart race plan, as my coach disappeared out of my life a few short weeks before the race. After I smashed my goal, I saw how the loss of my coach helped me realize how much I appreciated my own good judgment, work ethic, and physical ability. Read more >>