Monday, December 14, 2015

Imagine - Believe - Achieve

If you look at the word believe it contains the word belie. We often have to look beyond appearances that belie what it is that we want to achieve.

I imagined with all my mind running the Bermuda Half Marathon which I put back on my bucket list after meeting the team from the Marathon Weekend at the Finish at the 50 race in July. I studied the course, have the Bermuda Marathon Weekend website open on a tab on my computer. I created running affirmations that include the power of gratitude.

I run unencumbered swift with ease and free.
I live in a new mind body living only in the present moment.
My body is healthy, whole, and strong, and I am stronger in the places where they tried to break me.
I allow my beautiful pure chi to flow freely and easily.
I may remember things from the past to integrate them into my consciousness; I only believe truth, love, light, and that I am a whole healthy vibrant woman and runner.
I am grateful for this opportunity to run long and run strong again.
I trust in my body's ability to meet the challenge of every experience that I present.
I run with courage, strength, fierceness, and determination.
There is going to be soreness and new sensations as i train in a way I've never trained before. I trust in my body's ability to recover from long runs, speed work, hills, and strength training workouts with ease.
I am so happy and grateful that Tom and Dr. Ryan my partners on and off the roads.
I am so happy and grateful for the abundance of health and healing that is now mine to claim.
I love myself and consider only those thoughts that are going to propel me toward the finish line.
I am strong and I am determined and I am healthy and I am protected by divine love and angels and I am so grateful for their presence in my life.
I allow thoughts and fears to come and go and I greet them with kindness and compassion.
I am so happy and grateful for the amazing support of my running community and my village. And I know with their love, with their cheers, and with their support, Team McManus is going the distance.
I fall in love with the process and the results will come.
The universe has orchestrated everything that I need to be who I am truly meant to be which is a long distance runner.
Everything is healed. Everything is rewired. I see myself through the eyes of the person I've become.
I am filled with life and vibrancy and joy and gratitude and happiness so much happiness to be living this beautiful life that I live.
I grieve the past and I feel the sadness for what happened to me and then I feel a wellspring of joy bubbling up from deep within me knowing that spirit, Light, and love always win.

Running successfully is all about adopting a clear plan that includes easy, hard, and rest days. They are all important. Listen to your body. #RunHappy Geoff Smith

I have the affirmations on my fridge and say them before I go out on a run and also have them in my planner on my desk.

I believed with all my heart that I could go the distance again. I have trained with intention, dedication, single-mindedness focused on getting that bling when I cross the finish line but also enjoying every mile of the journey.

We have trained in heat, in cold, in rain and last Saturday we were so blessed to have conditions that will be what we will have in Bermuda in just a few weeks.

I am achieving with all my might using all my physical, mental and spiritual strength to go the distance.

Just a few more weeks of intense training and then taper time.

I can see the starting line!


  1. I've been reading all your preparation--I love this whole mental aspect of training! Believe and you will achieve! You've got this!

    1. Thank you so much for reading along Wendy. The running village is the wind beneath my wings and I am so grateful for the cheers and support that fuels my journey. We are a most special breed and feeling blessed and grateful to know you in cyberspace.