mantra compilation + giveaway winner!

I think my favorite thing about this giveaway is the huge stack of mantras that I have collected.  Just thinking through them all should get me through any race.  Some favorites:

Amy says, "Fatigue Is A Choice."  This weekend Amy is running the Eugene Marathon, and I know this one will be on her mind in those last miles.  (She's headed out there with Beth - these two ladies are primed and ready to crush this race.  Go wish them luck!)

Several people said their mantra is "HTFU."  Could someone please tell me what that means?  I know, I'm old and not with it.

Sarah with an H is trying to like, "Be Bold" as her mantra.  I actually kind of love this one!

ohmmommy is coming back after an injury and has two: "Strong glutes, little steps" (this one rings particularly true to my weak ass) and "Embrace the pace."  

Ultrarunnergirl writes that her mantra is "Relentless Forward Progress."  I actually thought of this one a few times this morning on my long ride!

Rachel would put "UNSTOPPABLE" as her mantra.  I like it because it's simple but meaningful.

The comments on this one were fabulous, and I wish I could make a giant list of all of them, but seriously, go read them - you might find one you love!  Between the comments and twitter entries, there were a total of 73 entries.  I let pull the winner...
Heather at Dietitian on the Run!  Please email me and I'll give you the code.  To everyone else, I have a $1 off discount code good for 20 people - drop me a note in the comments if you'd like it.  A huge thanks to Scott at Outside PR for sponsoring this giveaway.  Thanks to everyone for leaving all of the strong and awesome mantras!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. awww. HTFU for me? = harden the f- up

  2. Victoria is right about the HTFU. :)

    I use three words, "Strong, powerful, tough." Three things I don't give myself credit for being sometimes.

    I'll be on full on repeat mode on Sunday. LOL!

  3. Thank you so much! :) Can't wait to order mine, though now I may have a hard time choosing the mantra to go with...

    Have a great weekend!

  4. HTFU stands for Harden The Fuck UP! I use it a lot. I have also been using "Honey badger takes what honey badger wants". LOL

  5. Thanks for the shout out! I'll try to HTFU the shit out of the marathon :)

  6. Thanks so much for the shout out! I was thinking about you the other day on my run trying out different mantras. It was great to get so many ideas! Be bold, friend!


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