A twisted form of motivation

I’ve been really depressed all day. Therefore, I’ve decided to employ a tactic I picked up from reading an autobiography of a girl with an eating disorder. Many things in her life were out of control, so she started trying to control her weight, because it was the one thing she could control. She’d say things like, “if I can go three days without eating, bad thing X will not occur.” Clearly not a healthy source of inspiration, but whatever – I’m going with it.

“If I can run a sub-4 marathon tomorrow, I will not be fired.”

There – now my job depends on it.


  1. Yeah, I’m not sure some anorexic chick should be your touchstone of anything, but I’ll go with it too. :o) Good luck… with everything!

  2. Hmm, this doesn’t sound like a healthy place at all! Go kick butt at the marathon and then it’s time to reevaluate a little, maybe?

  3. Ah, don’t do this to yourself! Just do your best – your job will be waiting for you on Monday.

  4. Are you my twin? That is SOOOO something that I would do!

    Good luck! You can do it!

  5. I agree with the above, but then again, whatever works for you. Best of luck today! Just race smart and hopefully things (running & life) will go your way!

  6. I’m so sorry you are feeling blue. I how the race went well. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself! Hopefully running pumped up your spirits. Can’t wait to hear how the marathon went!

  7. Can’t wait to hear how you did. You are capable of sub-4… regardless of which, I get the mantra ;-).

  8. Hope that marathon went well! Be careful basing things out of your control (i.e. your job) on things you think you can control. Most things in life are out of our control to some degree.

  9. that tactic sounds familiar, what book was it, wasted?

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