"I'll never be a runner"
"I'll never run a 5k"
"I'll never run another marathon"
"I'll never run an ultramarathon"
Liar, Liar, pants of fire I say to all you runners! You most definitely can and I've seen it first hand. One of my runners told me their history of having multiple knee surgeries and that they will never again run a half. Fast forward a year or two and there they are running a half right along side me in the Houston Half Marathon! I've also been caught in the little runner lie when asked if I'd ever run an ultramarathon. I vehemently said that I had no interest whatsoever in doing one, yet there I was, last December running my first ultramarathon in the Brazos Bend 50 miler.
Running truly is 90% mental and once you wrap your mind around a distance that you never thought was possible all those "never's" or "cannot's" become "I can" or "I will". So don't limit yourself by saying you will never do something in life because if you want it enough you can do anything.
Have you or somebody you know been known to tell a running lie? Tell me about it in a comment below.