13.1 run mantras for 13.1 miles

run mantra - seawheezeWhen the going gets tough (hello, tempo runs!) here’s what the voice inside our heads are saying... What? You didn’t think we were going to make you run the SeaWheeze all on your own did yah?

13.1 run mantras for 13.1 miles

1. you're not going to die mila, executive assistant
2. run with your heart not with your legs allessia, digital storyteller
3. this will feel so good when it’s done michelle, brand experience manager
4. pain is weakness leaving the body carolyn, emerging products manager
5. show tay what her mom is made of; i can do this!lesia, brand experience manager
6. you’ve done harder things than this before…tess, online educator
7. chisel the fat melissa, project manager
8. #thisisgoodforyou dusty, local social media specialist
9. i think i can, i think i can, i think i can danielle, mobility specialist
10. ain’t nothing to it but to do it!mike, emerging experiences intern
11. this hurts so good rob,  your official SeaWheeze trainer
12. yes you can, yes you can!shirley, ecommerce projects specialist
13. it always hurts, just go faster karen, public relations
13.1 gin and tonic, gin and tonic, gin and tonic tiffany, communications specialist

what's your run mantra?

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Mine is “Go harder, then the rest comes sooner”
Or another favourite of mine is “Drain the tank, if you are moving, there is still a tank, so keep moving”


Comment by James — June 11, 2012 @ 9:33 am

“That’s not sweat, its my fat melting!” – overheard after a long run, been my mantra since :)

Comment by Laurel — June 11, 2012 @ 9:39 am

One step at a time. Right foot, left foot, right foot, left.

Comment by Katie — June 11, 2012 @ 9:40 am

For great legs, for great legs!

Comment by Mariel, Paralegal — June 11, 2012 @ 9:43 am

For great legs, for great legs

Comment by Mariel, Paralegal — June 11, 2012 @ 9:44 am

I am strong.

Comment by Melissa — June 11, 2012 @ 10:02 am

You’ve made it this far, only (insert distance left) left!

Comment by Sheila — June 11, 2012 @ 10:13 am

My two are:

You can do anything for “x” minutes (or x miles, as it may be)


This is all you have to do today

Comment by Barb — June 11, 2012 @ 11:11 am

My personal favorite is “the legs feed the wolf,” courtesy of Herb Brooks, but I might adopt Tiffany’s in the future :)

Comment by Carolyn — June 11, 2012 @ 11:44 am

“Ain’t no mountain high enough” by Diana Ross!

Comment by Kristin — June 11, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

it feels good to work hard

Comment by Sarah — June 12, 2012 @ 8:55 am

ah, probably my most reliable mantra is “i am speed.” got a pr with this one! ;)

Comment by jessy — June 12, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

Mine is “mind over matter” and then I think for the next two hours about all the things I’ve done that I never thought I could!

Comment by Amanda — June 13, 2012 @ 11:30 am

The faster you run, the faster you’re done!

And, when chasing a PR or ticket to Boston and needing to give the mental demons a good whooping, “Shut the heck up and earn it.”

Comment by Joanna — June 14, 2012 @ 6:45 am

Pain is temporary; Pride is forever

Comment by Laura — June 14, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

“Pain is okay”

And usually, when I really think about it, I’m not even in pain. It’s only a bit of mental exhaustion and that can be easily overlooked!

Comment by Whitney — June 14, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

“Theres no easy way out, theres no short cut home”- Rocky 4 theme song…..super motivational.

Comment by Melanie — June 15, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

I like to move it move it!!


Bikini season


Ice cream.

Comment by Kristen — June 19, 2012 @ 10:43 am

You can always go 2 more miles.

Comment by Amanda — June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

you’ve got to kick your own ass

Comment by Amanda — June 21, 2012 @ 11:56 am

I have no legs, I have no legs that has worked for me.

Comment by Evelyn — June 22, 2012 @ 6:08 am





Comment by Rach — June 26, 2012 @ 6:14 am

Mind over matter

Comment by Tiffany — October 7, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

Your legs aren’t giving out, your head is… keep going! (repeat over and over and over…)

Comment by Colette — November 14, 2012 @ 10:37 am


Comment by Kelly — November 18, 2012 @ 1:53 am

I think of Terry Fox

Comment by Lee — May 4, 2013 @ 11:49 am

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