Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some very good thoughts:)

The more I run the more I want to run.

Iron sharpens Iron.

Once the mind accepts anything the body will respond.

Mind over matter.

Today, again like many training sessions I rolled out of bed completely smashed....feeling exhausted having had a long week and little sleep. I decided not to procrastinate but give an easy run a go, even though a tough tempo was scheduled. Before I knew it I was working my way into one interval, telling myself "just try and see what happens".....completed the first hard 5' and then followed into an easy recovery jog for 1' then back to "just trying and seeing what happens" into the second interval. Giving my self permission to do something easier if my body truly needed it, paired with an open mind to the possibility that in fact I CAN do the scheduled work out, always seems to set me up for success. It is this openness, paired with mercy, that seems to phychologicaly work and, well, being TRUTH FULL with myself. Yes I was legitimately tired, so I bargained with myself initially and gave myself permission to adjust and start with an easy run and see how I felt. Looking later into the run, I was open minded enough to give an interval a try. Then realising that I had energy I was truth fullwith myself to continue on and complete the work out because in truth I could.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

God's message to me

Be true to yourself and your heart and the rest will follow. Being true to myself means: living a highly athletic flourishing life, never compromising my training volume or consistency! Also, projecting this enthusiasm for life and sport to clients, inspiring them and getting them inspired to train.....feeling some of the same feeling that training has brought me.......God's gift of movement. This can and will only be accomplished if I am true to myself: training lots, training hard, living the life of an athlete (this is why I'm good at my job too!) true calling.....God's gift to me. Flourish eternally through God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

(also, just a side note, this thought was re-emphasized to me during a tempo run that I didn't think I could do.....shifted my attitude completed the tempo run with style and fortitude.....realized again the importance of attitude and of course as always how VITAL training and being an athlete is to every component of who I am......this is the way GOD created me!!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some of the best things in life are hardest earned. Make a commitement. See it through. Enjoy the work, enjoy the movement......feel the joy in your training. Enjoy the journey. You need to know for yourself. Which to choose: Distance Running or Triathlon.......or both?? Just do it. Train. Train and find out. Do what you love to do: Train. Flourish.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" Steve Prefontaine