Monday, July 5, 2010

Run U Mother Winner ...

Last week, I asked you to share your fitness mantra with me for a chance to win an item from the Run U Mother product line. Instead of just telling you who won, I decided to compile all of your mantras. Think of it as a one stop shop for motivation ...

  • "You are such a ROCKSTAR!"
  • "Suck it up, Buttercup."
  • "Ice bath, ice bath, ice bath. The quicker you run this, the quicker you get an ice bath."
  • "Honor yourself by being excellent"
  • "You can do it, put your back into it."
  • "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened!"
  • "Running away from Diabetes and Heart Disease. Run faster Mommy, Run!"
  • "It's just one foot in front of the other"
  • "I can do anything!"
  • "I run because I can"
  • "Winners never quit and quitters never win."
  • "Suck it up, Sweetheart."
  • "I run for me."
  • "Rock it!"
  • "Show that road who's boss"
  • "Mind - Body - Soul - 26.2"
  • "Just do it."
  • "Just keep running."
  • "This hill won't beat me."
  • "Keep going. Just keep going."
  • "Faint, puke or die."
  • "It's just a hill, get over it."
  • "Mind over matter."
  • "Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes."
  • "You can do anything for 30 seconds."
  • "You won't regret doing it, but you probably will regret NOT doing it."
  • "That which does not kill me, makes me stronger."
  • "Yes, you can!"
  • "Never give up!"
  • "Hope doesn't disappoint"
  • "Anybody can run to the next (insert closest landmark here.)"
  • "Just one mile. ANYbody can do a mile."
  • "If I keep running, I finish faster."
  • "Your tushie isn't getting any smaller acting like a crybaby, get over it and GO!"
  • "Just a little further"
  • "If I can give birth to this many babies, I can push through this pain!"
  • "Pain is temporary. Pride is permanent."
  • "You've got more girlie"
  • "You tough bitch"
  • "You've got this"
  • "I know I can do anything I want to."
  • "PUSH, PUSH, PUSH. Don't ever stop."
  • "You're fine."
  • "Run easy, finish STRONG"
  • "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It's our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are meant to shine, as children do. We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
  • "Don't think about it. Just go out and do it. You'll be happy when you are done."
  • "I will pass out before I die, so this won't kill me."
  • "Just finish"
  • "Be strong, be fast. The first one is far more important than the second."
  • "Never give up"
  • "Breathe in, 1, 2. Breathe out, 1, 2."
  • "PR, PR, PR"
  • "One more kilometre"
  • "I'm just trying to survive"
  • "Don't tell me I can't"
  • "Stronger"
  • "You can ALWAYS push harder."
  • "Believe it!"
  • "Think you'll fail, you will. Think you'll succeed, then watch it happen."
  • "No matter how slow, or how small, I am still moving toward that finish line."
  • "No pain, no gain"
  • "Buttercream" (This one cracked me up, but hey, if it works ...)
  • "My body loves to run. I run (insert your distance) miles for fun."
  • "Keep running, Fatty."
  • "Man up!"
  • "Aspire to Inspire"
Personally, I ALWAYS repeat, "You are stronger than you think." And I had secretly hoped that one of you would say the same thing, so that I would have my winner. But, since that didn't happen, I left your fate in the hands of There were 73 entries and the winner is ...

#19 - Michelle @ Running With Attitude

Congrats! Email me and I will get you your prize ASAP!


Anne said...

Thanks for the compilations...very inspiring! Congrats to Michelle :)

kat said...

Thanks for that, a very motivational and inspiring collection of mantras, which I will be using in the future, thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

Love the list of mantras! Gives me a few more to pull from when I need a push!

Unknown said...

Great list of mantras! Thanks, everyone, for your ideas. Thanks, Tonia, for coming up with this. Congrats to Michelle.

Melissa said...

I love these!!!

Teamarcia said...

All great mantras! Congrats Michelle!

Marlene said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks for sharing all those mantras!

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

All of these are so much fun :)

Sarah K said...

I'm going to adopt "you tough bitch" as my new mantra. That's awesome.

Michelle said...

Wow I won - how cool!

Great list of mantras - I'll be adopting a couple of these!

Thanks for the great giveaway! (emailing you now)

Anonymous said...

Congrats winners!

Great mantras for me to keep in mind!

Stephanie said...

Those were fantastic to read! Your other readers are much more clever than me.

AM! said...

Very cool compilation. Thanks for doing that. I love 'suck it up, buttercup'. don't know why, maybe cuz it rhymes?

anyhoots, congrats to the winner! thanks for hosting the this

Miranda said...

Love the list, I always say "You are stronger than you think you are." too, if only I had seen the contest sooner!