Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Note To Self

Shut the hell up! You are psyching yourself out and it's not even Sunday yet. In fact, you idiot, you did 12 miles the other weekend and were just fine, remember? The next day you went to camp and were fine. You even completed the 12 at a more than respectable pace (even though this race is NOT about time). 13.1 miles with the company of 8 million of your closest friends (ha) is going to get you through on adrenaline alone. Get O-V-E-R yourself and knock it OFF.

See the list below? You are releasing these negative thoughts into blog land---throwing them out and away. If you find yourself thinking them, you will slap yourself upside the head immediately. (I wish I had one of those wide rubber bands to wear and FLICK myself every time I have a thought. I've heard that works.)
So here goes:
  • Thought: Man, all this rest is going to hurt me. REALITY: Um, so the 123 million experts out there that say the rest the week before are WRONG? Um, no. And, add to that you are still doing 5 bootcamps and 2 short runs. Get over it. It's not like you are sitting around doing nothing.
  • Thought: Man, I'm tired. REALITY: No you aren't. You are mentally saying that, but your routine this week is no different than any other week. Quit it!
  • Thought: Man, the weather doesn't look good. REALITY: HELLO? It's Texas. You won't know the weather until the morning of the race. It changes all the time. Quit looking at the weather and just have your two weather outfits ready to go.
  • Thought: Man, I don't think I can do this. REALITY: Yes you CAN. If you are honest with yourself you are deep down worrying about time and what "others" might think. You told yourself this isn't about time or others. It's about not hating the experience---maybe even *shudder* having F-U-N---and being able to return to camp the following day.
Bottom line: You CAN do this. Your legs WILL show up. You ARE prepared. YOU have to be your best cheerleader.

4 days until the race...translation: 4 more days of anxiety and whining.


Nella said...


Angela said...

I am so excited for you! I totally felt the same way the week before the race. Muscle memory is an amazing thing. You are going to do great! Can't wait to hear all about it.

We need to talk soon about Chicago!

Beth Ann said...

You CAN do it. You WILL do it. The girl I met on Sunday can do anything!! You inspired me to push myself this week. I have been able to do things on the treadmill the last couple of days that I have NEVER done.

You KNOW you can do this. And you WILL. You rock, sister! Truly.

Island Bandit said...

I can't wait to read the post that says 'I DID IT!'

You're gonna be just fine. I PROMISSSSSSSSSS

Read said...

Sometimes "notes to yourself" are the hardest ones to write!!

I love this one and I know you'll be just fine! I'll be thinking about you each day!

Justawallflower said...

I can't wait to hear how it goes! You are going to do great!