It's time to focus.
Put on my game face.
Remember my strength.
Have confidence in my self, in my heart, my body, my mind.
While biking this morning, I thought of words that describe what one needs and what one gains from this sport. This way of life.
great nutritional habits
And yes, Success!!!! (you're right Jen H.! Thanks!)
I feel so lucky that I am a triathlete. I love what this sport has done for me. I will head to New Hampshire for my first Olympic distance race on Saturday with a positive attitude. I will remember that I am a 38 year old Mom of 3 who can race once again. Competing in sport was such a huge part of my life until I graduated from College. I am SO excited that I have found the world of triathlon and can use that love for racing once again. I have put in hours of training. I have been waking up pre-dawn for months and months. I have made sacrifices and I have put in some serious hard work. It will pay off. I am ready! When you get to race week, it's all about heart. Time to rest a bit, eat well, and get the mind ready and in the game.
This is when it all comes together. Whether its' an A, B or C race just go out and give it 100%. Sometimes we are more prepared than others but it's always important to give it 100% of your effort and heart. Enjoy the experience. Savor the swoosh of the water in your ears, the frantic scrambling at T1, the whizzing of the bikes, the sounds of people cheering around you, the announcer in the distance calling finisher's names, the heavy breathing of a competitor closing in on you, the sound of your footsteps as you pound the pavement to the end of the course. Go for it. Don't leave anything back on the course. No regrets. Just GO FAST!!!!