Addilyn's onesie: Courtney Bock Designs
56 days left until the big day. Part of me wishes it was next weekend, as at this point I know I could finish even if it meant I was more sore and slower than I'd be with two more months of training. But I know the training is a much bigger process and commitment than the race itself. Motivation is the biggest battle, as some days it takes a whole lot to get myself out on a run.
Here's few things that motivate me lately . . .
Breaking up my run into smaller chunks mentally. For my 15 mile run I tell myself I can do 5 miles. After that I get a drink of water and tell myself I can do five more. And then five more after that. It is seriously more a mental game than physical for much of the run. I'm well aware I'm running 15 miles, but by only thinking of five at a time, it feels much more attainable.
This adorable onesie is pretty good motivation too. If I'm going to dress Addilyn in it, I sure as better finish those 26.2 miles. Her onesie is from Courtney Block Designs, an adorable monogram shop that has all kinds of cute things from jewelry to kids backpacks and pjs and my favorite monogram lace sweatshirt (which is going on my birthday list). Courtney has been wonderful to work with and she's offering 15% your order using the code LAURENFORLAUREN15. If I could only make up my mind on a color, I would have already purchased this monogrammed baseball hat.
I can't wait to see her sweet face waiting for me at the finish line, wearing this onesie. Even more so, I can't wait for the day when Addilyn wants to go on a run with me or when we can cross a finish line together. She is pretty good motivation.